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Unread 07-29-2013, 10:39 PM   #1
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Leaf spring problem

My bolt snapped with it still in the metal sleeve of my bushin and still in the theeads would it work if i cut the bolt on both sides and removed the spring an then use a drill bit an drill into it and then get a left handed drill bit and back it out please let me know! Gotta get this done really quick

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Unread 07-29-2013, 10:48 PM   #2
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my yj springs did the same thing i just cut it flush with the side of the spring and start out drilling thru it with a small bit and gradually go up till it gets thin enough to get out and the ones you put back in put never seize on them it want happen again
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Unread 07-30-2013, 05:25 AM   #3
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The factory loctites them. you need to apply heat, and a good bit of it to remove them. Hopefully that saves you on the other side.

For future removals, if the leafs are going, use a dremel or air grinder to cut the sleve around the bolt, and take it out that way. After you hit it with a torch.
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