So here's my dilemma, Ive been installing a 3" lift on my wj and now I'm stuck since I broke a bolt.. The lower one on the track bar. It looks like a real pain to get out, should I try to use an easy out or just get it towed to a shop to get it removed? Has anyone else broke this bolt before?
Also, where can I get a replacement bolt for it or what type is it from the factory? I'm putting in a JKS adjustable track bar if that makes any difference, I know that the stock bolt works but I don't know where to get a new one or what to ask for.
Just went through this yesterday. You think the lower one is bad try the upper one. You probably won't get that bolt out but that's ok. The other side of that bracket is just a nut welded on. So what you need to do is knock that nut off. I didn't have any room to really swing a hammer on the top one so what I did was took my Dremel and used a metal cutting disk and cut as far down into the nut on the back side as I could. Then I took a cold chisel and small sledge hammer and kept wacking it until the nut broke loose. From there it's easy. Just go to Lowes and get a M10x1.5x30 grade 8 hex bolt and nut and put that in to replace what you broke and the nut you removed.
I tried to remove the bolt from the existing nut and that was pretty much impossible. This way is much easier.
I broke that bolt too, ended up taking the axle out and running it to a local machine shop. The guy actually welded a nut to the broken bolt through that gap and was able to work it out with some heat. It was pretty impressive. And he only charged me $10 lol
2002 Overland - 4.7 HO, "Select-Drive", 4" RC long arms, TAG front winch bumper, 32" BFG KM's, 3" exhaust, Magnaflow hi-flow cat, Flowmaster 50 series
I also had that bolt break. Went at it with a punch going thru the bolt hole. Took a few hits but was able to break the welds that way. Now fishing a nut back in there and holding it to get the bolt started took alittle time. Nothing alittle electrical tape and a open end wrench couldn't handle though.