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post #16 of 22 Old 02-09-2013, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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O'reilly's swapped me straight for a new breaker bar, picked up a ryobi 18V lithium impact wrench and I'm gonna see if that will work, I don't have compressed air at home and the compressor is dead in my building at work. 200ftlbs should get me somewhere.


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post #17 of 22 Old 02-09-2013, 07:29 PM
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O'reilly's swapped me straight for a new breaker bar, picked up a ryobi 18V lithium impact wrench and I'm gonna see if that will work, I don't have compressed air at home and the compressor is dead in my building at work. 200ftlbs should get me somewhere.
200ft lbs is not an impact wrench, hopefully the breaker bar works for you. Might want to try heating the nut with a propane/Map torch for a bit to loosen up the crud and rust.

Decent 1/2" impact is 600-700 ft lbs lbs in reverse

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post #18 of 22 Old 02-09-2013, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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Got the nuts off by using the impact wrench to shake things up (hit it in forward, hit it in reverse) and then the 4ft pipe on the breaker bar. One shaft is out and the new one going in, other side is next. I'm hoping that will fix most of the vibration and clunking from the front end, but I'm betting there it more. I know the steering is off center after I sheared the track bar, what should I look for in trying to fix that, anything else I should check?

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Well my punk *** can't read. I got all the tools I needed to take the thing apart (I lucked out and already own a 12pt socket set) but I didn't check if I had everything to put it back together!

My leetle torque wrench only does 80 ft/lbs and I didn't realize I needed a bigger one till after 9:30pm.

So it's sitting on the wheels with the center caps off so I can go grab a torque wrench, torque em down, pop the wheels off, install the cotter pins, put the wheels back on, and go to work, all by 9am. Good grief.

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Well my punk *** can't read. I got all the tools I needed to take the thing apart (I lucked out and already own a 12pt socket set) but I didn't check if I had everything to put it back together!

My leetle torque wrench only does 80 ft/lbs and I didn't realize I needed a bigger one till after 9:30pm.

So it's sitting on the wheels with the center caps off so I can go grab a torque wrench, torque em down, pop the wheels off, install the cotter pins, put the wheels back on, and go to work, all by 9am. Good grief.
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post #21 of 22 Old 02-10-2013, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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Yeh, got all that done, looked like I was gonna get to work on time, got on the highway and got it up to 50mph and it near shook itself to bits, something on the right of the front axle is hosed. Totally undrivable now.

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1998 ZJ 5.9 - Junked
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post #22 of 22 Old 02-11-2013, 12:59 AM
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Good thing i weigh close to 300lbs.. Jumping up and down on my 28 inch breaker bar for like 5 minutes broke the axle nut loose lol. If you think that this part is hard.. Imagine trying to remove a rusted on wheel bearing ? You live in Cali so you might not have rust problems.. Me on the other hand lol i got all 3 bolts out fairly easily but the wheel bearing was like welded on from rust and time... What I did was buy 2 cheap bolts threaded them in part way and bang the ends with a big hammer and eventually it pushed the bearing out..

Make sure you properly torque the axle nut back on, i believe its suppose to be 175ft lbs or something


Some pics of when i did mine last year, notice the torn boot and rust shavings all over the ground haha






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