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post #1 of 7 Old 10-19-2019, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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One of those days...

I'm finally getting in to do sort out what what needs fixing on my 89. I'm declaring today "broken bolt Saturday" in my garage.


The frame-side steering stabilizer bolt was already broken off. I just broke it off further trying to remove the remaining stud... So, I thought I'd start the process of drilling it out. Decided to remove the front swaybar links to make room for the drill and then...The lower front sway bar link nut/stud also broke off.

As far as I know, my only options are to drill out the steering stabilizer bolt and replace the spring plate to fix the stud.

I'd post pictures, but you've all seen broken bolts and my post count isn't high enough to post pics yet.

Are we having fun yet?

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post #2 of 7 Old 10-19-2019, 03:39 PM
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Yup, wish I had some magic advice I could give you. Bolt extraction is a must have skill set on these old Jeeps. Try to keep a positive attitude and work through it. Good luck!

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post #3 of 7 Old 10-19-2019, 05:15 PM
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You could rationally consider running WITHOUT the stabilizer, or the sway bar, or the track bar, in that order, YES, the steering will gradually get looser, in terms of slight body roll and quick, extreme maneuvering...As quoted from Boss Kettering at GM: " Parts left out cost nothing and cause no service problems."

Since you have leaf springs, as with the CJ series, you can drop some later model parts, IF YOU CAN DEAL with the difference in handling.
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post #4 of 7 Old 10-19-2019, 07:44 PM
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post #5 of 7 Old 10-21-2019, 10:33 AM
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There this stuff CRC Knock'er Loose with Freeze off. It makes PBlaster look like water. I havent gotten every bolt off with it I have tried when they all used to snap come spring we will see how it does on Body Mount bolts.

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diagnose the real issue before you start going all Obama on it - spending mad cash you'll need for other important things.

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this is also my second set of RC springs this year. I'd rather spend the money again and get something that will last.
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post #6 of 7 Old 10-22-2019, 07:32 AM
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There this stuff CRC Knock'er Loose with Freeze off. It makes PBlaster look like water. I havent gotten every bolt off with it I have tried when they all used to snap come spring we will see how it does on Body Mount bolts.
Thanks, I will have to try some of this!

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post #7 of 7 Old 10-22-2019, 10:18 AM
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Thanks, I will have to try some of this!
I was absolutly a PBlaster guy till I discovered this. I have only been able to find it online though. None of the brick and mortar stores atleast around me carry it. Its also lasting me way longer since it doesnt take much.
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I gave the Jeep the required offering of $$, sweat, and blood, and everything works fine now. -- Jim
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. It started with a $200 axle, and a few thousand dollars later I was done :)
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diagnose the real issue before you start going all Obama on it - spending mad cash you'll need for other important things.

Ask me how I know...
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this is also my second set of RC springs this year. I'd rather spend the money again and get something that will last.
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