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Old 06-14-2015, 03:00 PM
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Help removing spring bolt

Today (and yesterday) I've been doing a lift on a 89 yj and on the front on one of the rear bolts (13/16" head, 7/8" nut) was frozen to the point the impact wrench took the nut off without needing to hold the bolt. After 3 hours of heat, hammers, and swearing I got it out (started PB blaster a week ago). Now doing the rear end both bolts are frozen in such a manner. Any easier way to get these out? Fully remove the rest of the spring except this bolt?

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Today (and yesterday) I've been doing a lift on a 89 yj and on the front on one of the rear bolts (13/16" head, 7/8" nut) was frozen to the point the impact wrench took the nut off without needing to hold the bolt. After 3 hours of heat, hammers, and swearing I got it out (started PB blaster a week ago). Now doing the rear end both bolts are frozen in such a manner. Any easier way to get these out? Fully remove the rest of the spring except this bolt?
Goto a hardware store and get some 9/16 x5" bolts iirc they are 9/16". Then cut them out. It's common on yj's

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cutoff wheel or sawzall, whatever you can get up in there and cut those bad boys off, i had to do the same on mine, its a pain but doable. Oh and make sure you get Grade 8 hardware for the new stuff and grease them up well so you wont have the same problem sometime down the road.
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Thanks, that's what I ended up doing. Had to do it on the rear track bar as well but wasn't keeping that so I didn't care. Defiantly got grade 8 bolts. Everything else went smooth except I still need to lower the tcase, didn't think I would have to for a 2.5 lift but you can feel the jolt ever time the driveshaft turns.
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