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Old 07-14-2009, 08:57 PM   #1
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Rear shackel removal questions

Hey gang, I'm sure this has been covered before, but I couldn't find it here. How do I remove the rear shackels with the upper shackel bolt hitting the fuel tank preventing removal????? Drop the tank, at least partly????

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Old 07-14-2009, 09:20 PM   #2
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Yepp... thats the only way i was able to do mine


And the filler hose goin from the cap to the tank will probably keep ya from dropping the tank far enof, but found there's a access panel to them, if u take what i assume is the inner fender well out(but its more of a panel right below the corner of the tub) it makes it a whole lot easier to get to them

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Old 07-14-2009, 09:36 PM   #3
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I guess it depends on how rusted the bolts are. I did my lift and didn't have to drop the tank on a Cali based YJ.
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some yj's had smaller tanks, thus no removal, but most had the larger tank and its in the way. drop the tank, or i do know people that loosen the nut, slide the bolt till it hits the tank, then cut it off, and replace with new bolts, obviously installed in the other direction like they should've been from the factory.
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some yj's had smaller tanks, thus no removal, but most had the larger tank and its in the way. drop the tank, or i do know people that loosen the nut, slide the bolt till it hits the tank, then cut it off, and replace with new bolts, obviously installed in the other direction like they should've been from the factory.
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:46 AM   #6
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Man i never even thought of that, Sounds so much easier
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Old 07-15-2009, 07:15 AM   #7
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Tap the bolt halfway and cut, then install new bolts(which came with my new shackels) in the opposite direction. Brilliant!!! thanks!
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I used and impact gun and it took the bolt out without a problem. When I reinstalled I didn't have enough room to put the bolt in backwards so I cut the new bolt down and it worked great.
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mine were so rusty that I had to cut them out anyway...so never had this problem
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you could just cut the bolt and go to a hardware store and get 2 new bolts

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