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07-30-2013 12:44 PM
Mikedirtbike
07-30-2013 12:28 PM
JeepnJim I just use scrap pieces laying around. Look around town for scrap lumber. They're good for chocking wheels too.
07-29-2013 11:59 PM
rdock31
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Originally Posted by JeepnJim View Post
I wouldn't use a cinder block to support the weight of your Jeep. Heavy wood blocks would be better.
I actually just got done reading up on that.. Luckily nothing happened! Thank you for the suggestion though. Looks like I'll be headed to home depot soon. What size do you use?
07-29-2013 11:52 PM
JeepnJim I wouldn't use a cinder block to support the weight of your Jeep. Heavy wood blocks would be better.
07-29-2013 05:22 PM
jherrington Yayyy!
07-29-2013 05:07 PM
GoldenSahara00 Glad you got it man, just needed a little elbow grease
07-29-2013 05:00 PM
rdock31 Bingo! Found a 4' pipe and cracked it loose, finally. Thanks for your help everyone.
07-29-2013 04:46 PM
rdock31
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
I use a 4 foot bar on a 2 foot breaker bar... lol. Find a big piece of metal tube or pipe. You don't have an angle grinder and cut off wheel or saws all? If it's not spinning the bolt even either it was really torqued last time or it's frozen in the sleeve and to the bushing.
Gotta see what kind of tube I can find haha I do have a saws all and possibly a cut off wheel. If I cut it hopefully ill be able to find the bolt considering its not the typical type.
07-29-2013 04:38 PM
GoldenSahara00 I use a 4 foot bar on a 2 foot breaker bar... lol. Find a big piece of metal tube or pipe. You don't have an angle grinder and cut off wheel or saws all? If it's not spinning the bolt even either it was really torqued last time or it's frozen in the sleeve and to the bushing.
07-29-2013 04:34 PM
rdock31
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post

Are you holding the bolt so it doesn't spin as well? Yes that flag nut will keep it from spinning but you Should be able to turn it some. It's long gone on my rig so I forget how much. You may need to get this started with a big breaker bar.
Yep, nothing is spinning at all. As for breaker bars, I have a 16" pipe that I fit over a ratchet handle and a 1/2" drive ratchet with a 2' handle. Neither move it at all.. Wanna avoid cutting it out b/c I have everything disco'd in my garage. And to use the saw ive gotta put it all together again and take it to the shop. Might just give up and not install the bracket and live with the shift of the axle lol
07-29-2013 04:26 PM
GoldenSahara00
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Originally Posted by rdock31 View Post

Ive been using the impact on the the Torx bolt, the other side has the tab that prevents the nut from spinning correct? I bought a HF impact earlier and a little bit ago I went and borrowed my uncles professional grade impact that he uses at his auto shop. It spins very slightly when I tighten/loosen. Frame side bolt is off and TB is hanging so no tension on it
Are you holding the bolt so it doesn't spin as well? Yes that flag nut will keep it from spinning but you Should be able to turn it some. It's long gone on my rig so I forget how much. You may need to get this started with a big breaker bar.
07-29-2013 04:19 PM
rdock31
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
You are trying to take the nut side off right? Is the bolt spinning at all? Is it moving but just slowly?

You should be able to find someone with a bigger impact and a good set of impact sockets. I have a 1/2 drive, and my buddies blows it out of the water, paired with a good set of impact sockets. Keep up with the penetrant.
Ive been using the impact on the the Torx bolt, the other side has the tab that prevents the nut from spinning correct? I bought a HF impact earlier and a little bit ago I went and borrowed my uncles professional grade impact that he uses at his auto shop. It spins very slightly when I tighten/loosen. Frame side bolt is off and TB is hanging so no tension on it
07-29-2013 04:12 PM
GoldenSahara00 You are trying to take the nut side off right? Is the bolt spinning at all? Is it moving but just slowly?

You should be able to find someone with a bigger impact and a good set of impact sockets. I have a 1/2 drive, and my buddies blows it out of the water, paired with a good set of impact sockets. Keep up with the penetrant.
07-29-2013 02:50 PM
rdock31 Wow, been working on it all day. Disconnected sway bars, shocks and frame side track bar mount. Bought an impact and it's still not coming out. I cannot find our torch so I haven't heated it up yet. Hope I can get it out soon
07-29-2013 09:43 AM
Water Dog
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Originally Posted by rdock31 View Post
Thanks for the replies! I don't have a impact, but I can easily get one. Though it doesn't look like it'll fit due to the gas tank.
Disconnect the sway bar links, upper end of the track bar, and shocks, then lower the axle to get it below the gas tank. Then you can get straight on it with an impact.
07-29-2013 07:58 AM
GoldenSahara00 Jack up the axle until The bushing appears to be even with the mount to take pressure off the bolt. Continue what you have been doing with a penetrant and heat. Pick up an impact and get to work.
07-29-2013 07:36 AM
yoopone Hand held gas torch works wonders. Always amazes me how easy things come out when I turn them red hot first. I am always just nervous around the gas tank.
07-28-2013 11:53 PM
Rubikhan Gotta heat it up, a cheap butane torch will work. Just be mindful of the gas tank. The nut and or bolt will expand with the heat and separate enough to break loose.
07-28-2013 11:45 PM
rdock31
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Originally Posted by doclouie View Post
If it moves that is good. I am betting that you need to ratchet strap the axle so it takes the stress off the trac bar and the bolt will come out easier. That is what I had to do.
Yeah there's probably more stress on it too since it's lifted (2") without the bracket. Gonna pick up the impact tomorrow and see if I have any luck with the removal.
07-28-2013 11:34 PM
doclouie If it moves that is good. I am betting that you need to ratchet strap the axle so it takes the stress off the trac bar and the bolt will come out easier. That is what I had to do.
07-28-2013 11:20 PM
jeepwayoflife
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Originally Posted by rdock31 View Post
Would a 3/8 impact work just the same as a 1/2? All my sockets are 3/8.
Yes but it probably won't be as powerful as the 1/2". If the 3/8" doesn't work you could always use a 1/2" with reducer to 3/8.
07-28-2013 10:26 PM
rdock31 Would a 3/8 impact work just the same as a 1/2? All my sockets are 3/8.
07-28-2013 09:47 PM
PitViper More leverage. Had the same problem with my skid plate. We could not get them removed. Ended up locking a vise grip on them then sticking the handles into the end of a 6 foot pipe. They almost came off with just using one hand then.
07-28-2013 08:32 PM
R u s s Heat
07-28-2013 08:15 PM
ChaddG if the 12 year old rear track bar is half as tight as the front 1 year old track bar that went to crap, i'm selling the jeep!
07-28-2013 07:36 PM
NJO MAP gas everytime..........
07-28-2013 06:29 PM
rdock31
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Originally Posted by 1jeeplvr View Post
You have the bolt that uses a torx to remove it correct?
Correct, that's what axle side mount uses.
07-28-2013 04:51 PM
1jeeplvr You have the bolt that uses a torx to remove it correct?
07-28-2013 02:24 PM
rdock31 Thanks for the replies! I don't have a impact, but I can easily get one. Though it doesn't look like it'll fit due to the gas tank.
07-28-2013 02:19 PM
jsuggs Unless you have a impact and torch, just keep going back and forth with it. Keep putting oil on it. Try hitting the bushing with a hammer, to see if it is stuck to the bolt. Then repeat entire process.

Best of luck

Jeremy
ASE Master Auto Technician
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