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Woodstock
03-24-2007, 01:59 PM
Hey im trying to remove my stock springs on my YJ but im having alot of trouble getting the rear bolts off. Its the bolt on the rear. Not the hanger with the shackle but the solid one. Ive been hitting it as hard as possible and with a big hammer but it wont move. Anyone have any good hints on how to remove this bolt??

230
03-24-2007, 02:01 PM
Heat,bigger hammer.Just remeber...righty tighty lefty loosy

Tunabomber
03-24-2007, 02:05 PM
when i did them on mine it was way easy to just cut em off

Woodstock
03-24-2007, 02:13 PM
Heat,bigger hammer.Just remeber...righty tighty lefty loosy

So take a blow torch to it and then hit it hard??

FKN MRK
03-24-2007, 02:15 PM
:dontknow: so you got the nut off but cant pound the bolt out?....

Woodstock
03-24-2007, 02:17 PM
when i did them on mine it was way easy to just cut em off

What did you cut? The bolts? I was just going to cut the whole hanger off and do a shackle reversal but thats alot more work then im wanting to do.

Woodstock
03-24-2007, 02:20 PM
:dontknow: so you got the nut off but cant pound the bolt out?....

Yup. The nut came off easy and the bolt i think is stuck to the metal sleave in the bushing preventing it from coming out.

FKN MRK
03-24-2007, 02:54 PM
[cheers] shitty deal man...those can be a bitch[16] DONT cut it out!
if ya cut it just to drop the spring it'll be even tougher to get the left over piece out :dontknow:

FKN MRK
03-24-2007, 03:00 PM
[cheers] If you have an impact gun try givin er a spin with that...might break it loose:dontknow: or maybe try a big "C" clamp with a big socket ovet the head of the bolt, other end pushing on the threaded end?

HillBillyLincoln
03-24-2007, 03:08 PM
I have jerry-rigged a ball joint tool, also rented a hilti hammer from home depot, heat, wd40, heat....

crimsen
03-24-2007, 07:03 PM
cut the bolt on both sides. get the spring out. then heat up the bushing and burn it out. get a punch and beat the metal sleeve out of the spring eye if there is one, and then get a new bolt and install a new bushing (lots of grease)

Jeep Victim
03-24-2007, 07:42 PM
One word man SAWZALL.

Woodstock
03-24-2007, 08:15 PM
I managed to remove it by grinding both sides and then the spring popped out. The next three went very easy and only took a few hours.