Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum > rear d side shock removal.

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread: rear d side shock removal. Reply to Thread
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
04-22-2009 08:44 PM
jbone303 Hey Thanks a lot TEEJAY not only did you hijack my thread but you put the wammy on me. I broke the bolt head off and i dont have a bodylift. I dont have torches either. I am leaning towards taking it to a shop and letting them mess with it.I have a lillie nub left on the bolt. Could i just spot weld a big blob on the bolt and hope she holds or should i just get it fixed. ( i would do it myself but i just spent the last 4 days puttin on a lift and im done problem solving for this week. Plus its my daily driver.
04-22-2009 08:16 AM
TeeJay If I can hi-jack this for a bit.

I broke both upper shock bolts in the rear off closest to the tank. I couldn't fit a drill at the right angle so I torched out the old ones and threw bolted (1.25" BL made it easy).

Does anyone have a better fix for this when you break those bolts?

Sorry for hi-jacking, but it'll help when you finally break the bolt off anyway. Lol
04-22-2009 06:38 AM
4Jeepn As stated heat works, or a longer wrench, however if its really bad you may bust the thing off with more force. If you don't have a longer braker bar, you can sometimes use the red handle off a high lift, or if your like me and have the front sections of the sport cage bars those work well to fit a wrench in side and put some torque down on the bolt etc.
04-21-2009 09:39 PM
snwchris Heat & cool for a couple cycles.

If you have access to air tools, try impact otherwise air chisel. Thats what I had to do to mine when I did the lift. I had it spin in the insert nut in the top frame so used air chisel to chisel it out, then used new bolt & washer to place back in there from top of frame pointed down.

Worst case can use cut-off wheel to cut bolt then use new bolt.

04-21-2009 06:22 PM
pyro heat
04-21-2009 05:25 PM
rear d side shock removal.

I am having a nightmare of a time on this lift. Now i cant get the bolt to budge on the shock on the rear pass. I have the other one close to the frame out and the bottom out but after 3 good soakin of pb blaster that suker wont budge. Please help any pointer would help. day 3 of a 4 in lift and i think my wife is gona leave me if i take her car to work again.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:49 AM.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC