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Rusted interior bolts

We just bought our first jeep, 2014 Wrangler Sahara 4 door. This will be the first time that I will pro-actively maintain the vehicle beyond oil changes and suggested maintenance.


There are at least four bolts that have rusted, one seat mounting and three in the back. Is it best to replace them or just scrape them and repaint them?



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We just bought our first jeep, 2014 Wrangler Sahara 4 door. This will be the first time that I will pro-actively maintain the vehicle beyond oil changes and suggested maintenance.


There are at least four bolts that have rusted, one seat mounting and three in the back. Is it best to replace them or just scrape them and repaint them?



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Aside from the usual condensation in vehciles, Wranglers are not water tight...a top comes off and it rains....lots of issues with seals over the years...best thing to do with those bolts is to back them out and see if the rust goes down to the threads. If it does, cost with some antisieze and retorque about 10-20% lower than spec IF and ONLY IF it is a larger bolt, is steel, and it is going into steel. Alum is too easily stripped....

Anti sieze is a friction modfifier (reduces fritction) and it is very easy to over torque bolts. In other words, the bolt is easier to tighten has some lube. Do not apply this logic to lug bolts...there is usually a large amount of tolerance for over-torque with wheel studs and nuts (but also don't set your wrench to the top of the range).

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