anchor nuts spinning - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep CJ Forum > anchor nuts spinning

GEARSHADE Pocket Tops in stock and available at ROCKRIDGE Engo winches available at www.rockridge4wd.com! Free shippFS: 2007-2013 Jeep Wrangler "HALO" Angel Eye Kit

Reply
Unread 07-16-2013, 05:49 AM   #1
thompsoj22
Registered User
1984 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: ridgecrest, ca
Posts: 320
anchor nuts spinning

85 cj7 front sway bar. the mount that supports the bushing/bar and bolts to the frame with two vertical and one horizontal bolts are loose. the two vertical bolts wont tighten cause the anchor nuts are spinning inside the frame. do i drill the heads off them and figure out some type of new anchor nut to feed in through the small hole in the frame?. or does someone have a better method? thanks

thompsoj22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-16-2013, 07:48 PM   #2
texasdave
Senior Member
 
texasdave's Avatar
1980 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Killeen, Texas
Posts: 915
You might get a wrench in the hole in the frame to hold it while you turn it. It is a pain in the arse. You might be able to take the bumper loose and go in from the front if the frame is not boxed on the front.
texasdave is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-16-2013, 11:48 PM   #3
only in a jeep cj
Registered User
1986 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Mobile, Alabama
Posts: 4,062
If you can tighten the bolts, do so as it will ex span the nutsert tighter in the hole and maybe reseat it. Either way, heat and lube the nutsert through a frame hole.
When it still spun, Ive used a prybar or apply force between the frame and bracket to pull the nutsert down with more force than what it wants to spin. It takes a few times and even a hammer to wedge it, but it has worked many times for me. Once out, tact weld them or replace with new nuts (and weld those)
__________________
Ed

1975 CJ-6 304 T15 Dana20 30/44 3.73
1983 CJ-8 258 T5 300 30/44 3.31 Looking for full or half hardtop buy or trade
1986 CJ-7 Laredo 4.6 stroker T5 300 30/44 3.31
1986 TJ-7 Trail Jeep project in the works
2003 Inca Gold TJ Rubicon
only in a jeep cj is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-17-2013, 05:49 AM   #4
thompsoj22
Registered User
1984 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: ridgecrest, ca
Posts: 320
thanks for the ideas

ill take a look and attempt the methods above. im pretty sure you cant get a wrench on them but ill give it a shot. this is one of the few areas that the po has attempted to either tighten/loosen and failed. this jeep is really coming along and is now a daily driver, 4 miles to/from work each day and id rather drive it than any of my other cars!. these are cool old contraptions!
thompsoj22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-17-2013, 06:01 AM   #5
keith460
Jeep. There's Only One
 
keith460's Avatar
1984 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Doylestown, PA
Posts: 4,726
I had a couple of them spinning in my frame. I just replaced them with new Nutserts that bought from McMaster-Carr.com.

Hard to tell from the picture, but they are the two behind the steering gearbox mounting brackets.
__________________
.
1984 CJ-7 Renegade
__________________

Restoration Thread:http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/forums...d.php?t=434226
keith460 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-17-2013, 06:29 AM   #6
thompsoj22
Registered User
1984 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: ridgecrest, ca
Posts: 320
yup thats them!

Quote:
Originally Posted by keith460 View Post
I had a couple of them spinning in my frame. I just replaced them with new Nutserts that bought from McMaster-Carr.com.

Hard to tell from the picture, but they are the two behind the steering gearbox mounting brackets.
those two vertical fasteners that mount the sway bar bracket. they will be no fun to get out but this jeep has given me very little grief as there is no rust. i guess it is time to learn the methods of removing rusted,siezed,stripped,broken bolts that so many jeeps are known for. thanks for the source on nutserts. ill probably simply go grade 8 with some type of a fishwire to install.
thompsoj22 is offline   Reply With Quote




Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.