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post #1 of 4 Old 03-13-2012, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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Rear track bar

Does the rear track bar frame mount bolt need to turn out? Meaning... is the bracket the bolt goes through threaded. I got the nut off and can not get the bolt out. I assumed i could just hammer it out. My torx bit is junk and not able to turn it

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post #2 of 4 Old 03-13-2012, 07:17 PM
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its under tension so it wont slide out. I usually thread them out

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post #3 of 4 Old 03-13-2012, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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Ok thanks. I would not think it would be under tension with the other end undone. Ill have to get a good quality torx bit to turn it out. I have spring and bump stop bracket off and thought a BFH would slide it out but will not even move
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post #4 of 4 Old 03-13-2012, 07:34 PM
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The bolt is probably siezed to the sleeve in the trackbar bushing. Pretty common in the salt belt. Mine were like that too. Spray it with a lot of penetrant, and give it a few good whacks with a hammer, or maybe try an air hammer if you have one handy.

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