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post #1 of 8 Old 07-23-2007, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 8 Old 07-23-2007, 11:36 PM
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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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He could be talking about the ones that hold the case together?

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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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post #5 of 8 Old 07-24-2007, 01:42 AM
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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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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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post #7 of 8 Old 07-24-2007, 06:57 AM
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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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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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