I have a T55 Torx 1/2'' drive and an air gun I am about ready to remove the hooks and drop the bumper so I can put on my high lift jack mounts.
But, I was told not to do it yet because if I do it wrong I could set off the air bags. So either I need to do it super careful and not with an impact gun, or I need to disconnect the relay or something like that. Do you guys have any advice as to what I need to do.
I will be doing this on both my, and my dads jeep. 99 sport, an '06 se both with airbags.
I expected mine on my 98 to be stubborn. I bought 3 torx 55's expected to break a couple. They came with a snap of the breaker bar. I had not thought much about the air bags last winter I did some major over hauling with badly rusted bolts and never bothered the airbags. Good luck and go for it.
There is nothing in the front bumper area even remotely associated with the airbags. It's inside the passenger compartment, just in front of the console.
I'd be careful though with using an impact on those torx bolts, you can strip them out pretty easily. Try first without the impact.
Thanks for all the information guys its really helpful.
Trust me, ive used ratchet handles, breaker bars and even cheater bars on my jeep, and just a breaker bar on my dads. I can get my dads, but mine are stubborn. Im going to set the impact gun to lowest setting and soak them in WD-40 and hope for the best.
Go to Wally's and spend a few bucks on a can of PB blaster.... it will save you a lot of trouble and much better than WD-40 when it comes to rusty bolts. A nice coat of anti-seize on the bolts when you put it back together will make the job easy the next time around.