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bwilburn 12-21-2009 11:43 AM

transfer case bolts
Does anyone have a good way to remove transfer case cross member bolts, with out breaking them. I tried air impact, a breaker bar with pipe, no luck.

jeepers92 12-21-2009 12:11 PM

Try using pb blaster it is better than wd forty, and give it time to work!

morphious 12-21-2009 12:43 PM

all else fails use the torch to heat um up

1992wranglersahara 12-21-2009 02:10 PM

PB Blaster. Spray it on liberally and hammer the bolts lightly to encourage it to get down in there. Keep doing that over and over for a day or two and then give it a go. They can be really tough to get out, so be prepared.

NAVYCHIEF 12-21-2009 02:49 PM

also, after the pb blaster, try tightening them a little then loosen them.

cheapjeep71 12-21-2009 06:12 PM

It sucks when you break the welds on the nut inside the frame:banghead:. Trust me, I know. PB Blast the hell out of it. I'd spray them for at least a week, then spray them for another week after that.

bwilburn 12-23-2009 01:14 PM

Well sounds like pb blast is the way to go. Gonna give it a try. Thanks for advice

morphious 12-23-2009 02:12 PM

remember though take ur time and soak em good i already started mine and i dont plan o doing it for a month I'm not screwing around though i want it done in a day

bwilburn 12-30-2009 03:57 PM

Well I tried every method you guys gave me had very good success. I removed all six with none broken or stripped. I did have 1 stubborn one, Talked to a old timer He gave me some advice I tried and I thought I would share it. He suggested to spray with pb blast and then heat with a propane torch, Repeat until you suceed. It took me a couple times. I tried it one time at night no sucess sprayed it went to bed and in the morning did it again a couple times and bolt came out. Very slow going but better than a broken bolt or striped nut.

jeepers92 12-30-2009 04:00 PM

Congrats, they can be a pain in a$$

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