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Unread 10-06-2013, 01:38 PM   #1
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Problem reconnecting rear track bar

I just installed new taller coils and shocks. To do so, I removed the sway bar links and rear track bar (disconnected on the high side).

I have the new springs and shocks installed, connected the sway bar links, but can not get the rear track bar to go far enough into the bracket to get the bolt in.

Is there a trick to this? I apologize if there's already a thread about this, but I plan on going out of town this weekend so I have limited time to get this done. I did do a quick search, but didn't see anything right away.

Thanks in advance for the help!

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Unread 10-06-2013, 01:40 PM   #2
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Unread 10-06-2013, 02:00 PM   #3
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I thought of that. I guess I'll try that tonight when I get home.

Thanks.
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Unread 10-06-2013, 04:14 PM   #4
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How tall did you go? If you went too high you may have to get a different track bar or bracket.
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Unread 10-06-2013, 04:47 PM   #5
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Leave the frame side disconnected, with the wheels on the ground you're going to shake the back of the Jeep around and let it find it's center. Then you adjust the track bar so it just slides in.
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