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Old 05-31-2010, 07:01 PM   #1
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Shackle bolts seized in the old leaf springs

So I went to install my new leafs today and when I got to removing the rear shackle bolt, it was seized in the leaf spring. Can I just get a new bolt and cut the old one out or do I need all new shackles? I plan on getting some new main eye bolts just in case those are seized too (I never checked them).

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if your shackles are the same as mine you have to remove both bolts at the same time - they are attached to the plate on the outside.
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if your shackles are the same as mine you have to remove both bolts at the same time - they are attached to the plate on the outside.
Are you serious? Man that sucks because I put everything back together to drive it home today!

Ugh, I also kinda messed up the threads on the bolt pounding on it, but a file will fix them up.

Can anyone else confirm this?
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Are you serious? Man that sucks because I put everything back together to drive it home today!

Ugh, I also kinda messed up the threads on the bolt pounding on it, but a file will fix them up.

Can anyone else confirm this?
i sense you are doubting me...refer to diagram attached below.
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okay, I just went out and looked at it and it appears that Lisa is right. From what I can tell, the bolts are at least pressed into the plate and both need to be removed at the same time.

I sure hope the main eye bolts are free since my truck is extremely clean underneath, no rust to speak of.
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i sense you are doubting me...refer to diagram attached below.
Thank you, Im relieved I don't have to buy new shackles.
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okay, I just went out and looked at it and it appears that Lisa is right. From what I can tell, the bolts are at least pressed into the plate and both need to be removed at the same time.

I sure hope the main eye bolts are free since my truck is extremely clean underneath, no rust to speak of.
grab a big hammer, just watch the threads and dont mess them up too much. had to polish mine up a bit after we got them off but they were still perfectly usable.

and the front bolts, i know someone else mentioned how awful it was to get them off but mine came off without a problem (air guns and pb blaster helped im sure) but i had new bolts waiting so i didn't reuse them.
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grab a big hammer, just watch the threads and dont mess them up too much. had to polish mine up a bit after we got them off but they were still perfectly usable.

and the front bolts, i know someone else mentioned how awful it was to get them off but mine came off without a problem (air guns and pb blaster helped im sure) but i had new bolts waiting so i didn't reuse them.
Ok, good to know since you live in MT with all the snow and salt. I will most likely finish the install tomorrow at my buddies house.

Ill let you guys know how it goes.
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I have never seen a toyota that clean underneith. On mine you can barley tell that some bolt have threads on them. God damn road salt.
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I have never seen a toyota that clean underneith. On mine you can barley tell that some bolt have threads on them. God damn road salt.
lol, I sometimes take for granted the nice weather we have around here.
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