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post #1 of 21 Old 06-29-2011, 04:48 AM Thread Starter
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Removing trackbar mount

I am trying to remove the trackbar mount so that I can install the new one that came with the lift kit. On the bottom of the frame rail where 2 bolts go in, one of them feels like either the nut behind it is spinning when I loosen it, or the threads are just ripped off the bolt while trying to loosen it and it will no longer thread out. I can't figure out how to access the nut that's inside the frame though to see what's really going on. Any ideas on how I can get this bolt removed?

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I had the same problem with mine. The nut is made onto a flimsy bracket. We ended up cutting mine and buying a new one

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I take it you just cut the head off the bolt and took everything out through the frame area? I'm not sure how to access back there unless I have to remove the steering box or something.

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I take it you just cut the head off the bolt and took everything out through the frame area? I'm not sure how to access back there unless I have to remove the steering box or something.
We cut the bolt off even with the bottom of the frame. I had to use a hammer and a punch to knock the bolt out of the hole. Then, I took the front bumper off to remove the bolt. Mine was all twisted up in the frame from trying to get it out

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Fun fun... I suppose I will give that a shot. Thanks!

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I heated the nuts up inside the framerail w/ a map gas bottle I got from home depot. I think the nuts have a dab of locktite on them. Just started heating, stuck a wrench on the bolt head & they came out w/ no problems
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I got mine broke loose and I can spin it to loosen it, but it does not thread itself out. I am thinking that perhaps the threads stripped themselves off in the nut or something and there's no threads to extract with... no idea.

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I got mine broke loose and I can spin it to loosen it, but it does not thread itself out. I am thinking that perhaps the threads stripped themselves off in the nut or something and there's no threads to extract with... no idea.
The nut is probably broken loose from the bracket. IIRC, we couldn't get a wrench in there to hold the nut, so that's why we cut it off

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Did you get a new nut/bracket from the dealership or just use a new nut and bolt from the hardware store and tighten it down with the bumper off?

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I bought a new one at the dealer

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