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Old 05-07-2010, 10:12 PM
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So I'm removing my rear shocks to replace them along with my new lift and the first bolt on top comes off easy. The second one on the outside snaps off at the head. I try to get the other side...Same thing. The inside comes off fine and the outside one snaps. I'm screwed. Is there anything I can do other than drill?

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So I'm removing my rear shocks to replace them along with my new lift and the first bolt on top comes off easy. The second one on the outside snaps off at the head. I try to get the other side...Same thing. The inside comes off fine and the outside one snaps. I'm screwed. Is there anything I can do other than drill?
The same thing happened to me. On the passenger side anyway. I ended up drilling it out and using a nut and bolt. Its not a fun project at all

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It's not easy to get a drill bit up there.
Look on the outside between the frame and body.
Use a long nosed vice grips to grab the broken bolt from the top, unscrew it.

Screw it back down - in less than 1/2 turn it'll unscrew freely.

Sometimes you might have to lift the body up off the frame a little. Loosen the body mounts and lift the body slightly.
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Once you get the bolt out buy some bar pin eliminators so you will not deal with this problem ever again. You think it is hard to fix on a TJ you should try it on an XJ.
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Or a dab of Antisieze on a grade 8 bolt.

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