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If your unsure, just drill out the rubber, it works great.

trimly boot tree, 2539 Edgartown MA Getting stuck bolts out of leaf spring bushings without destroying the bushings. Jack your truck up, stands under the frame in front of the rear leafs, then.

Oct 15, Keep the jack under the rear end. Do one end of a single spring at a time, removing the bolt securing the spring into the front pocket and/or the leaf spring and frame bolts on the rear shackle as required. This keeps the rear end properly located.

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If they are badly rusted you may need to hose them with penetrating oil every day for a week.

Remove the bolt and lower the jack completely to perform the repair described below. Jan 11, Tips on removing frozen shackle bolts. Thread starter ajbirken; Start date Jan 10,; ajbirken Well-Known Member. Joined Mar 21, Location Raleigh. Jan 10, #1 Trying to replace the goofy 7" long shackles on my CJ.

Two of the bolts are stuck in the spring bushing. I am beating the hell out of them with a BFH, but progress is slow.

Both trucks, I just burned the bushings out.

Jan 14, You could try running bolt back and forth with impact until the bolt starts to move in the bushing. Many times the rubber will break free from spring before the bolt loosens from the sleeve. Also could try a press like a ball joint press and use it to start the bolt bushclear.buzzted Reading Time: 2 mins. Jul 05, I cut the bolts out and plan on just getting new shackles and bolts. The steel sleeve actually rusts to bolt making it next to imposible to get out.

Lucky for me I'm just removing parts from a doner car and putting them on a bare shell. If I had to remove the old bushings I would probably melt them out with a torch. Apr 03, dd you got it perfect torch,hammer,crowbar,bushclear.buzz the torch and heat the head side of the shackle bolt for a while it should heat the whole bolt inside of the bushing thus melting it from the inside out that usually works ok.

Jan 11, Use a Sawzall to cut the bolt inbetween the bushing and the shackle/spring hanger on both sides.

Once you get the spring out, use a press to push the bushing out.