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Old 02-09-2012, 02:25 PM
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Trac bar bracket retainer plate!

I broke off one of the bolts closest to the front of the truck off inside of the retainer plate. The retainer plate sits inside the frame and holds the bolt which goes through the trac bar bracket.

Now I have a new retainer plate and bolts but since there is a bolt still in the retainer plate and being there is no clearance because of what looks like to be frame supports. There is no room to pull it out.

Any ideas on how to get this bolt out.
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Old 06-17-2012, 04:13 AM
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Hey man this just happened to me yesterday. Did you end up getting the retainer out of the frame? My front bolt stripped the nut so I cut it off as much as I could but I still cant pull it out of the frame.
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:16 PM
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Hey man this just happened to me yesterday. Did you end up getting the retainer out of the frame? My front bolt stripped the nut so I cut it off as much as I could but I still cant pull it out of the frame.
Yes.

I used a torch to stick inside the frame and a good magnet to pull all the tiny metal bits out.
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Yes.

I used a torch to stick inside the frame and a good magnet to pull all the tiny metal bits out.
thanks for the reply man. I ended up beating the crap out of it so the nut finally separated from the plate and I pulled it out in pieces

But if this ever happens to me again on a different truck I will use a torch like you did. Speeds up the process
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I wanted to update this thread really quick for anyone else in the future.

If your track bar bracket retainer plate strips out you can get a new retainer plate from Ford.
The part number is 2C3Z5C209-AA.

This comes with the plate and the nuts welded into it.

Reason for updating this thread is that I am getting ready to lift another truck and in case the plate strips on me I wanted the part number right at hand.

I entered the part number on Ebay and Tasco Ford was selling one for $20 with free shipping.

Just an FYI
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