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Old 02-06-2012, 12:02 AM   #1
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yj rear leaf spring removal

Hi folks, I just bought my first Jeep, it a 95 YJ. The frame was rusted so my son and I are "fixing" it. We are also replacing the rear leaf springs and rear shocks, and rear brakes. My question is I am having a tough time getting the bolt out of the rear of the leaf spring, the one side is up against the frame and the other side is almost against the gas tank. Any ideas how to get the bolt out without dropping the gas tank, I got the nut off and the bolt is free, just no room to pull it out.

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Old 02-06-2012, 12:11 AM   #2
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I just removed these bolts lastnight and the way i did it was to remove the outside bushing. Once thats removed you can angle the bolt out just missing the gas tank. No need to drop the tank its possible.

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Old 02-06-2012, 12:15 AM   #3
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You did better then I.. I had to take my whole gas tank off and Cut the bolt out
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:21 AM   #4
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so matrix how did you get the new one back in with the new bushing?
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:25 AM   #5
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Bolt inserted from outside and nut on inside
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:28 AM   #6
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Nice kjg good idea, thanks for the information.
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:45 AM   #7
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use a cutoff wheel on a grinder to get bolt out, and like was said bolt thru outside and nut on inside. It wasnt worth it to me to try and hammer bolt out. be very aware of where your sparks are going.
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:36 PM   #8
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removed bolt from forward eye and swung shackle back to clear tank, that was with axle disconnected.

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