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Thoag 07-08-2013 07:47 PM

Back shock bolts on my 97 tj
Ok so when taking the top bolts out 2 broke one on each side how do I fix this I tryed to use a air hammer to brake off the weld but bent the hole it was welded to any suggestions

XDR 07-08-2013 08:11 PM

I just went threw this.. You need to jack up your body tub, grind tack welds of nuts then knock them off with air hammer. I then used teraflex rear shock bar pin elim kit ($25) and installed it with grade 8 hardware.

Thoag 07-08-2013 11:38 PM

What do u mean by jack up the tub like off the frame

XDR 07-09-2013 06:54 AM


Originally Posted by Thoag (Post 3940788)
What do u mean by jack up the tub like off the frame

Yes, remove all body mount bolts then lift the corner ~4" and remove fender inner liner to gain access to weld nut.

Thoag 07-09-2013 07:39 AM

Ok thanks

XDR 07-09-2013 09:51 AM

Remember the 2 body mounts in front of the gas tank.. Took me a few min to figure it out. I used a dremel with a cutoff wheel to cut into the tacks hold the nuts then air chisel to knock them off.

Megadethx 07-09-2013 10:09 AM

I poked my dremel through the hole where the upper tip of the shock goes and cut the majority of the tack weld off the nuts. I was then able to air hammer the nut the rest of the way off.

brs256 07-09-2013 01:14 PM

undo the body mounts and replace the upper shock bolts and nuts with grade 8 hardware ... its about a 1 hr job if you have air tools

Thoag 07-09-2013 10:27 PM

But if I can get the welded nuts off I have inserts for the holes

XDR 07-10-2013 09:50 AM


Originally Posted by Thoag (Post 3944476)
But if I can get the welded nuts off I have inserts for the holes

Nutserts=devil IMO. After dealing with them for the skid for the t-case/tranny. I would prefer a nut and bolt and with the bar pin elim there should be no need to remove again.

Thoag 07-10-2013 01:24 PM

That's the thing I got alot of money tide up into this all ready and if I brake one of the body mounts I don't have no more money and I kinda need the jeep back on the road soon other car has no life left

1BLKJP 07-10-2013 01:29 PM

When I still used the stock mounting locations I just drilled the hole out and used a nut and a bolt. Kind of PITA to get the nut to stay, but the right combination of wrenches cut up hands and cussing got the job done. LOL

Thoag 07-10-2013 08:07 PM

Ya I might just use the but things that slide over and u thread it into that the new modals do that so it's safe

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