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styyy 02-08-2011 10:51 PM

the saga continues,help!
New to the jeep community after buying a 99 Sahara.:dance:

First I decided to Herculine the interior,while removing the rear seat stancions 3 of the 4 bolts snapped!:nonono:

It needed a new suspension ,so I went with an OME 2.5 suspension kit. Found out the jeep had a 1 3/4" coil spring spacer lift kit. So I decided to start the install. I had to cut the 1 3/4" spacers off ,extra 30 mins. While removing the drivers side rear shock a bolt snapped!,while removing the passenger rear bumpstop that bolt snapped!!,while installing the transfercase drop one of the drivers side nuts(tack welded) inside the frame rail came off!!!:banghead:

all the bolts were soaked in liquid wrench?

Anyone have any ideas on what to do with the nut that holds the transfer case? Is 5 of the 6 good enough? Im anal and would prefer a bolt there.


Vroooom 02-08-2011 10:59 PM

Eat less spinach.

BigEZ 02-08-2011 11:02 PM


Originally Posted by TJ-Newbie (Post 1043584)
Eat less spinach.

TJ-Newbie's not much help, but he does come up w/ some good one-liners!

Vroooom 02-08-2011 11:13 PM

Sometimes, a smile can be the best contribution.

Especially in the absence of any real help.

Rusty Knutt 02-08-2011 11:16 PM


Originally Posted by TJ-Newbie (Post 1043584)
Eat less spinach.


Seriously, if you are that concerned about it you have three options,

One, holesaw in the side of the rail big enough to get a nut and wrench in this could weaken the frame a good bit you would want a patch on it......

Two, drill a hole through the frame rail top and install a crush sleeve, this would require drilling a hole in the tub to drop a bolt in or removing the tub, or cut the bolt exact and instll it nut on the top rail

Three, use a 1/2" thick bar to drill and tap for a nut that wont spin insid the frame rail,and good luck fighting it to the right spot......

styyy 02-09-2011 08:28 AM

Theres definately a knack to removing these frozen rusty bolts,I thought spinach helped, especially if you let it sit on the nut/bolt for a few days!!
Someone else on here told me its actually a nutsert.My friend @ VW can bring one home and I can try that.
Liquid wrench,work the bolts/nut back and fourth and the torch have become my friends.

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