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Unread 12-21-2001, 04:21 PM   #1
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Roll Bar Question

Ok on my 89 YJ the Roll bar is loose above my door. The torque bit that fits it looks like there is a saftey on it cause it has a strange pattern on the bit. It looks like another piece of metal comming through the center of the bit. Any ideas how i can tighten this up, so the bar will stop rattling?

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Unread 12-21-2001, 04:42 PM   #2
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That will take a special tool that you can buy from the dealer. OR you can buy a plane one and drill a hole in the center.
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Unread 12-22-2001, 02:21 PM   #3
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The bit you need is a tamper proof torx bit. They are available at other places besides the dealer. Check local tool stores.
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Unread 12-27-2001, 09:05 AM   #4
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I had the same problem. I tried drilling a bit out and it didn't work too well; the metal was very hard. I ended up buying a torx set from Quadratec that includes most of the torx that you will need to work on the Jeep. If you don't have very many torx already, I'd recommend it.

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I made mine removable by filing two sides of the bolt head flat and parallel. It is now easy to remove with an adjustable wrench.
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Unread 12-31-2001, 11:36 AM   #6
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Everyone, Thanks for the advice. I got the screw tightened by using a tamperpoof Torx bit, which i got at a local tool shop. Appreciate the help. Happy Jeepin
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