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Unread 07-23-2007, 09:52 PM   #1
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stuck t-case bolts.

one of my t-case bolts lost its threads.

when i loosen the bolt it just spins and spins, but wont get tighter or looser.

what do you recomend i do to get it out?

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Unread 07-24-2007, 12:36 AM   #2
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which bolts? Drain and fill or the ones that hold it to the transmission? <=- these are studs with nuts on them..
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Unread 07-24-2007, 01:00 AM   #3
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He could be talking about the ones that hold the case together?
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Unread 07-24-2007, 02:39 AM   #4
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If the bolt did lose it's threads then clamp a set of vise grips on the bolt and pull it out while turning it. Good Luck!!!
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Unread 07-24-2007, 02:42 AM   #5
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If the bolt did lose it's threads then clamp a set of vise grips on the bolt and pull it out while turning it. Once you have done this check the threads where the bolt goes in to the t-case if needed rethread and get a new bolt.
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Unread 07-24-2007, 07:53 AM   #6
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sorry i wasnt clear.

one of the bolts that holds the cross member to the body of the jeep lost its threads and just spins.

i figured id try to get a crow bar between my body and cross member to apply pressure to the bolt.
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Unread 07-24-2007, 07:57 AM   #7
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try an open end wrench to apply downward pressure on the bolt while you spin it with a ratchet.... good luck!!
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Unread 07-24-2007, 02:06 PM   #8
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Theres a nut welded inside the frame rail for those.. It probably broke loose..

Same thing happened to me, when chaning my transmission.

I cut a *small* access hole right beside it so i could get a wrench on a new nut and fixed it that way..
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