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Old 01-22-2014, 12:30 PM   #1
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axle slid back

So my whole axle slid back on my leafs about 3" or so. It sheered the pin and the ubolts weren't enough to keep it in place. I pounded back to place, my axle is straight however...I can't get the holes to align to put a new pin in. Can I just weld everything together in the middle? I know it'll make getting it off hard but will still be possible. I don't think I'm going to be changing springs anytime soon. FYI this jeep is a second vehicle, I don't drive it anywhere other than just having some fun. Thanks in advance

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for any advice or answered questions.


Also, I'm getting sick of fixing this jeep lol. If you had a chance to trade straight up for this 98 mustang with 88k and 4.6l.....its a gt with saleen body and cobra hood...I'm really tempted.


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Old 01-22-2014, 12:42 PM   #2
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You cant weld your leafs to the axle!...you might as well try to hold it there with duct tape.

When the leafs flex cause you are out "playing" with it, it's going to snap that weld and probably the spring as well, cause you will take the temper out of the leaf from welding it.

You need new center bolts as well as U-bolts. Because they are probably stretched which caused your axle to move back. And if it were me, I would do both sides even if the other side didn't come apart.

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Old 01-22-2014, 04:16 PM   #3
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^^ Like he said, simple fix. Pins and U-bolts. $50 worth of hardware. No you aren't allowed to get the stuff from the junkyard haha, it must be new. That mustang would hold zero interest to me, but then again I have had much more powerful toys than that, and I don't really feel the need for speed any more.
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Old 01-22-2014, 04:36 PM   #4
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That's a easy fix bro.

The only SN95 Mustang I would even consider trading a Jeep for would be the last of the 5.0 stangs. 1994-1995.
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:22 PM   #5
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I really thought it was going to be harder and more expensive than that....where's the best place to get the hardware? Online or local?
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How the hell did you bust the pin. I did it once while jumping a cj7. Not my brightest idea.
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:51 PM   #7
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The easiest place is your local auto parts store...My Napa had all those parts on stock, but the manager is a major Jeep gear head. But quadratec, eastcoastgearsupply, currieenterprises, and morris4x4 are all good online places to get those kinda parts.
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The center pin will come about 6 inches long, it goes in from the top down thru the leafs, then put the nut on the bottom. The axle sits on top of the pin. Then install the new u bolts. I think they are supposed to be torqued to 75ft lbs. But I always go to 80 for the first torque, then run it for a week, and re-check the torque, THEN you can cut the excess off of the u-bolts and the center pins, so that they aren't dragging on shit and hanging you up when you go out and play.
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Old 01-23-2014, 12:16 PM   #9
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The center pin will come about 6 inches long, it goes in from the top down thru the leafs, then put the nut on the bottom. The axle sits on top of the pin. Then install the new u bolts. I think they are supposed to be torqued to 75ft lbs. But I always go to 80 for the first torque, then run it for a week, and re-check the torque, THEN you can cut the excess off of the u-bolts and the center pins, so that they aren't dragging on shit and hanging you up when you go out and play.
Thank you very much for the advice and tips. I'm gonna let the jeep sit for a bit. I don't have a garage and this damn "polar vortex" is making it wayyyyyy too cold to do anything in the driveway right now. It'll give me some time to track down the parts. I'm gonna start at Napa. Thanks again.

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