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post #1 of 8 Old 11-02-2011, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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Broken Sway Bar mount bolts

On the rear end of my wj where the rear sway bar mounts to the axle housing, The four bolts that hold it on broke off. I believe that they were cross threaded too. Not enough is sticking out the get hold of with a pair of pliers. I have already broke off one drill bit in one of the bolts trying to get it out. Any other tips or thoughts on how to remove them? Thanks

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post #2 of 8 Old 11-02-2011, 08:22 PM
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Bolt extractor.

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post #3 of 8 Old 11-02-2011, 08:22 PM
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Also if it's real bad bring it to a machine shop and they can weld a nut to the bolt and then use a rachet to back it out. As a last resort plan..

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post #4 of 8 Old 11-02-2011, 08:31 PM
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Heat 'em up from the other end and try to grab pliers to twist and unscrew out the back way.

Worked for me when I busted one...

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post #5 of 8 Old 11-03-2011, 05:38 AM Thread Starter
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I can weld anything to whats left of the bolt. They are recessed into the nut where they broke. I am going to get the tanks on my torches filled today and try to heat the nut up. Worst case I guess i will melt the bolt and nut off then put a new nut and bolt in
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post #6 of 8 Old 11-03-2011, 06:07 AM
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Ain't had a broken bolt or screw yet I couldn't get out with a set of Grab-Its.

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post #7 of 8 Old 11-03-2011, 07:42 AM
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Worst case I guess i will melt the bolt and nut off then put a new nut and bolt in
That's what I had to do on one that was froze up pretty bad. Just torched the whole nut off and used a new one.
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post #8 of 8 Old 11-03-2011, 11:14 AM
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I had one break too. No way to weld something to it,as it broke below flush.
Took a torch to it, got other real hot then hit the oxygen, blew it right out of there. Then used a wing nut and a new bolt.
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