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Unread 02-15-2011, 06:54 AM   #1
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Bolt Missing - Please Help

To preface...I have the AEV 3.5" so my rear stabilizer links were moved to the front.

So I was walking to my Jeep this morning and I noticed something out of place. One of the bolts from the stabilizer bracket was missing at the axle tab.

Does anyone know why this would have happened? Does anyone know what I can do to fix it? What size and grade bolts does AEV use?

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Unread 02-15-2011, 07:52 AM   #2
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If you are referring to the tab on the axle, in your picture, that is a little rusty and has nothing attached to it; that's where the original position for the swaybar link was attached. the bracket it is attached to now apparently came with the lift.
Wait a minute, I just looked at your picture again. It looks like the plate has spun out of place. I see what you mean now. Look at the bolt on the other side of the Jeep and get a grade 8 bolt from the hardware store to match it's size and length. It must've vibrated loose. Might want to torque all you bolts while you're at it.
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Unread 02-15-2011, 07:59 AM   #3
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thankfully it is not rusty, its just dirty but yea i called the shop where i had the lift installed and he said to just bring it by and he would put in a bolt but i'm going to have him retorque everything....this is driveable but i dont want a control arm bolt or something more important coming out
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Unread 02-15-2011, 08:06 AM   #4
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When you replace the bolts, use some top locks. They're an all metal lock nut that can be found in grade 8's. If you have a Fastenal close by they will carry the hardware. Also, definitely check your torque specs.
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Unread 02-15-2011, 08:56 AM   #5
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invest in a craftsman torque wrench. be sure to cal it according to specs. usually 12-18 months.
i didnt think these had a torque value. anyways, its real easy and torque should be checked once a month and before and after wheeling. keeps everything safe for you and your family

i check my beadlock and suspension components when I do my monthly tire pressure and engine/drivetrain fluid checks. only takes an hour or so on a weekend. time to blast some AC/DC and have a couple beers.
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Unread 02-15-2011, 09:03 AM   #6
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thanks for the input guys!
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