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Broken sway bar bolt #5388765 03/29/20 04:00 PM
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Ideas on what to do with this one? Head snapped off, the shank is stuck in the LCA. Tried vice grips without luck
Thanks!

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Re: Broken sway bar bolt [Re: HoosierJeeper] #5388769 03/29/20 04:05 PM
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You need to put some heat and may be it come loose.

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Weld a nut on it.


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Re: Broken sway bar bolt [Re: HoosierJeeper] #5388799 03/29/20 04:59 PM
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Weld a nut to it; or heat it and use a bolt extractor


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Re: Broken sway bar bolt [Re: HoosierJeeper] #5388942 03/29/20 08:38 PM
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No torch or welder? Pound on it a little,then try to tighten it with the Vise Grips. If you can move it in either direction the slightest bit, you'll be able to back it out by working back and forth in increasing arcs and lots of oil. When that doesn't work, Plan B is to cut or grind the bolt down to about 1/8 above arm and start drilling. Start with a 1/8, then a 3/16, 1/4 or better a 9/32. Then with a blunt screw driver push the remnants in the hole you've created. Clean debris out with needle nose pliers. Plan C is an EZ out grin2

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Re: Broken sway bar bolt [Re: HoosierJeeper] #5388977 03/29/20 09:25 PM
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Thanks for the tips everyone! Is a propane torch good enough?


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Like others mentioned, heat or welding a nut to it.


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Re: Broken sway bar bolt [Re: HoosierJeeper] #5389144 03/30/20 07:24 AM
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Got it! The propane torch got it red hot. Then used more PB blaster, and vice grips with the jack handle on them to turn it out. And some help from the ol BFH.

Thanks for the help everyone!


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Nice job getting it removed!




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Thanks!!! Glad that everyone told me the same thing so I didn't have an excuse to not try the torch lol!


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