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Unread 08-05-2013, 01:29 PM   #1
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Rear Swaybar bolt

I was stripping parts off my undercarriage to take care of some rust and POR-15 the underside and one of these parts was the Addco rear swaybar, which rust has completely eaten off the paint.

As Murphy would have it, 3 of the 4 bolts came out without any problem, but the top bolt on the driver side bracket decided it had enough and sheared off not 3 twists in to removing it. For anyone not familiar with this part, I can't use a bolt extractor because there is not enough room due to the fuel tank being right there.

Open to any suggestions. Right now the jeep is still jacked up with the rear wheels off while I figure this out. I don't have an air chisel, but have been debating on that route to get one and just knock the welded nut off the frame. Not sure if that would be easier, or harder than just dropping the fuel tank to use a bolt extractor.

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Unread 08-05-2013, 09:48 PM   #2
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I had the same problem and punched out the nut and put new bolt and regular nut on. My bolt was on the bottom so it was easy to get a wrench on.
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Unread 08-06-2013, 08:47 AM   #3
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What did you use to do the punching?
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Unread 08-06-2013, 09:19 PM   #4
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I used a chisel. Only required a few good hits, they are not welded on very well.
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Unread 08-08-2013, 07:59 PM   #5
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Mine must be welded on more thoroughly. I hit that nut from every angle I could with a punch and sledge hammer and all I got a sore shoulder and a dented nut (on the jeep!)

Round two tomorrow...
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Unread 08-12-2013, 06:51 PM   #6
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Victory! Bigger chisel and even bigger hammer. I had gotten to the point where I started to consider removing the spring from the suspension to get a better angle and "pop".

Now on to the point of my project - POR15
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