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post #1 of 3 Old 05-27-2012, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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Have a 97 Cherokee and I was taking out the passenger seat today to fix something that was broken, and all three of the bolts the holy it down broke. I tried drilling out the bolts but the steel is to hard. Does anyone have any ideas on how to get these bolts out?

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post #2 of 3 Old 05-28-2012, 11:03 AM
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do you got any pics of it and is there any part of the bolt still sticking out that you can put a pair of vise grips on. if you can put vise grips on then twist and turn the bolt and at the same time try to hit it with a hammer and shock it so as to brake the rust free from the bolt.
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post #3 of 3 Old 05-29-2012, 01:36 PM
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Two nuts. I had the same problem with my XJ. I'm assuming you twisted the head off of the bolt.

Screw the first nut on to the part of the bolt that is sticking out under the Jeep. Put the 2nd nut snugged up to the 1st one. Turn the 1st one with a wrench. The 2nd nut will keep the 1st nut from unscrewing.

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