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Old 10-27-2009, 02:02 PM   #1
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Angry Squeaky and creaky side bars!

I have an annoying problem with my Ď94 Wrangler. The bars that connect the main roll bar to the windshield are making a terrible racket any time that I drive on uneven ground. Itís quiet when driving on pavement. Iíve tried to get the bars off but the screws are stripped from the previous owner. Any ideas?
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Old 10-27-2009, 02:11 PM   #2
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get yourself an easy out. drill the bolts and use the easy out to unscrew them. sears and most good tool outlets should carry them. oh, be sure and squirt the heck out of the bolts with pb blaster or something like it.

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Old 10-27-2009, 03:00 PM   #3
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ya, i mean the squeak is cuz theyre not tight enough. so as he said, you need new bolts. and you need to pray the threads themselves arent stripped.
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Old 10-27-2009, 04:50 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info. I'll give it a try.
If I can't get the noise to stop. Could I leave the bars off or are they needed?
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Old 10-27-2009, 05:09 PM   #5
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they are part of the roll cage. safety factor and support for the windshield. if you retain them, you can use any bolt that fits. put some anti-seize on them before tightening. also, cut a rubber gasket from innertube material. eleminate the metal on metal friction.
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Old 10-27-2009, 05:19 PM   #6
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Okay, that's what I thought. Thanks.

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