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Old 02-26-2012, 10:33 AM
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What size is upper track bar bolt? 2001

What size? Metric?

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Old 02-27-2012, 07:10 AM
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I used a standard socket on mine...1-3/16 maybe? That and a 6ft piece of pipe...
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Thanks I used a caliper to measure 31mm, but could not find the socket for that. It is NOT a 32mm I can tell you that. I will try that 1-3/16 next time.
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30 millimeter or 1 3/16".

Harbor Freight has a 1/2" drive impact socket set (metric) that goes up to 32 mm for about $25. That's what I got.

Long breaker bar, and a floor jack under the handle makes quick/easy work of getting that bolt loose. They're torqued to something like 400+ ft/lbs.
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30 millimeter or 1 3/16".

Harbor Freight has a 1/2" drive impact socket set (metric) that goes up to 32 mm for about $25. That's what I got.

Long breaker bar, and a floor jack under the handle makes quick/easy work of getting that bolt loose. They're torqued to something like 400+ ft/lbs.
I was using a harbor freight 3/4"drive socket set and breaker bar with a long cheater over it. Sucker was still hard to break free.

My biggest obstacle turned out to be getting that bolt back in though...after an extra 2-1/2" of height she didn't to want line back up...come along and bent steering damper mount later (and a LOT of nasty words) it's in.
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Thanks guys. I will get over to HF again. I went and tried to buy the individual impact socket and they did not have it as individual. I will have to buy the set.
GREAT idea on the floor jack! I will use that one. Yep I have heard some tough stories about getting that bolt back in. They say unless you go over 4" you should not need an adjustable track bar.........
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I forget the size, but I was able to purchase just the individual socket from my local Napa. I also used a Breaker bar with a floor Jack under it
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:30 AM
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Hey that is why I love this place. I think that is genius. I never thought of it. Floor Jack it is!!
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:17 PM
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I removed mine and it was a 30mm it wouldn't budge till we heated it with a torch. Found out on the backside there is a locking washer (i dont know what to call it) the locks the set up from turning, you'll have to bend the metal tab out of the way and it should come off easier
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I looked in my box at work today and mine was a 30mm as well. That metal tab behind it is so that the nut doesn't continue to spin. it's like a cage nut almost.

after that "tab" spins counter clockwise around a bit it'll catch the back side and stop from turning. Of course different trucks/different "rust" conditions and different miles/age will make that bolt easier or harder to get out. It is a pain in the *** for sure! I had a 2 foot 1/2" breaker bar with the floor jack under the end of the bar using the weight of the truck. I honestly thought my breaker bar was going to break it was tweaked pretty goot until the bolt "let go" and broke free
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