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post #1 of 8 Old 05-15-2013, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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Stuck on rear end swap

So I have most of the rear end disconnected and have gotten to be on a time schedule.

I am stuck on the T-50 bolt that holds the track bar in place, it turns but doesn't move so... I am obviously doing something wrong but not entirely sure what. Should I have something to pry the bolt with while I turn?

Thanks! Hoping to get this done tomorrow.

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post #2 of 8 Old 05-16-2013, 04:00 AM
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There's a nut on the other side that you need to keep from turning.
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post #3 of 8 Old 05-16-2013, 04:04 AM
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I've also seen bolts rust to the inside of the bushing sleeve. They feel like they're going to come out but won't because the sleeve obviously doesn't fit through the bolt hole in the mount. I don't really have a good way of fixing that...

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I don't even waste time trying to remove those bolts by wrench. My starting point is always the sawzall.
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post #5 of 8 Old 05-16-2013, 07:26 AM
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I don't even waste time trying to remove those bolts by wrench. My starting point is always the sawzall.
If my buddy cared about swapping the one upper rear control arm for the one he's got with new bushings in it, I'd go that route. I don't think he cares at this point...

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post #6 of 8 Old 05-16-2013, 07:32 AM
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Remove the driver rear upper and you will see the nut the track bar is bolted through. Cut the head off of the bolt and drive it through.

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post #7 of 8 Old 05-16-2013, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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I have been stumped on this swap for about a month now, mostly because time hasn't really been on my side.

I could swear I never saw a nut holding that bolt in but I will double check.

The two T-50 bolts holding the control arms in are stuck in place as well, at this point I think those are gonna have to be cut off. A combo of heavy deep creep and hammer time never got them to budge. Beyond that just need to get the brake cables and lines off and I will be good to go with swapping in the new D35.

I am just ready to have this done and have that Jeep roadworthy again.
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post #8 of 8 Old 05-16-2013, 02:48 PM
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If you have room, try using a 2 jaw puller on the control arm bolts. You might need another bolt to drive the stuck one out, but it's worth a shot.

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