What happened to me was I had to replace my clutch/flywheel due to a throwout bearing. So I order it online and wait a few days then while I'm waiting for it I go and start to pull everything apart. Plan the day for it. Dress crappy, gloves, glasses, radio, drink,etc. Get on my back, look at a crossmember bolt.. Hmmm T50 torx. Get up Find a T45, T55.. no T50. Of course. So I go buy one. Come back, turn out one of the RE skid bolts, (hard), then another, snap!!!! broke a 50torx socket.. #$#%$#@.. Go to the store buy another. Napa, nope, Autozone ? nope.. WTF! Oreilleys. yes... two please. try again. bolt wont budge.. Go to another bolt. comes off. another comes off. another.. STRIP. $$#@! This goes on for five T50 sockets at 8.00 a pop. After 3 wks of part time hatred I'm drilling these #%$$'s out then decide to weld bolts to them & turn them out. Dont have a welder. Price around. 100.00.. NO THANKS. Get on here and find a helping hand. Thanks WJDesertRacer. Also had to buy 50.00 worth of new bolts from RE (16 bolts) which took 2 wks to get. REALLY?!
All this took about 2 1/2 wks of being on my back drilling bolts out and breaking sockets and one breaker bar and cussing and throwing stuff..
When I finally got the bolt situation under control total price just to get these a-holes out was 110.00. (on a side note, I had a shop rebuilt my trans case about 7 yrs ago and they torqed the SNOT out of the bolts and didnt use antiseize . Thanks guys)
Drove the jeep back home. In 2.5 hrs I had the transmission out. Install? smooth except for forgetting to order up new flywheel bolts and that took 2 days. Had to order RoyalPurple online because no one sources them otherwise.
Clutch job from hell I tell ya's . From Hell.
If @ 1st you don't succeed, grind it, hammer it, weld it, drink a beer and try again.