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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. 3. Remove the bolt and lower the jack completely to perform the repair described below.

Apr 03, Ssince the springs are slightly in extension pick the lower of the two possiable settings. Jack the rig back up and get it on the jack stands.

For bolt removal I use a 3' crow bar and a dead blow hammer. Pry on the spring and tap until you find the sweet spot where the bolt moves, then whack the snot out of the bolt. 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. Feb 05, The threaded shackle pins screw into the bushings which are also threaded.

The bushing can be pressed out of the spring eye. Once you have the bushing out of the spring you can retrofit a smooth steel or nylon sleeve/bushing and standard grade 8 bolts. I removed the pins from the bushings and used a 1/2 or 5/8 bolt and numerous washers, sockets. Jan 14, The steel liner of the rubber bushing came out along with the bolt.

I heated and beat and got the bolt out of the steel liner, then pressed that back in and assembled everything with the new shackle. Doing any kind of spring work in salt country, you need to be prepared to destroy and replace everything, then whatever parts you save become a bonus. Feb 15, Put just a tad bit of pressure on the leaf enough to take off the pressure loaded on it. Put your hand on the bolt after you remove the nut and slowly try to pull the bolt out.

Now, twist the bolt and jack up the jack slowly untill the bolt just slips right out. When it does, slowly let the pressure off the jack and the spring will go down.