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Rear leaf packs

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by milorsm1, May 10, 2013.

  1. May 10, 2013 at 10:07 AM
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    milorsm1

    milorsm1 [OP] Active Member

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    Just upgraded to bilstein 5100s front and back
    Trying to remove rear leaf packs and can't get the bolt out close to gas tank. Anyone have a trick to tell me or do I need to drop tank to beat it out.
     
  2. May 10, 2013 at 11:38 AM
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    TIPICOTACO

    TIPICOTACO Well-Known Member

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    had to use a cut off wheel on both my main eye bolts :(

    try to heat or freeze it yet?
     
  3. May 10, 2013 at 11:41 AM
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    2000GTacoma

    2000GTacoma Well-Known Member

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    being close to the tank might be dangerous for heat. sawzall or maybe use a fire extinguisher to freeze it.
     
  4. May 10, 2013 at 11:43 AM
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    Bmack04

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    Cut off wheel is what I used, be careful not to damage the frame bracket when cutting.
     
  5. May 10, 2013 at 11:57 AM
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    blknblubkrdude

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    Oil field truck with 250k miles...original powertain. Wheelers 881's/5-pack, Energy bushings throughout.
    If you use a powerful impact to spin the bolt, and use a large prybar on the threaded end of the bolt, it should come out. If you live in a rusty area, you're probably screwed regardless :)
     
  6. May 10, 2013 at 1:14 PM
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    kmok

    kmok Plastidipped ma Hootus!

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    Took a sawzall and an air impact gun to get the damn thing off on my truck. Took many hours and lots of swearing lol
     
  7. May 10, 2013 at 1:17 PM
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    CBR1000RR

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    I just did the lift on my truck and it was impossible to get that bolt out....I ended up just leaving it on and removing the rear and dropping the axle to do the AAL. When I replace the leaf packs I will be buying all new bolts and shackles.
     
  8. May 12, 2013 at 9:14 AM
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    milorsm1

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    Thanks guys for the ideas. I have ordered all new bolts as for the front eye bolts grinned of the heads of bolts and used an air chisel to get them out. Pain in the butt! The new leaf packs will be worth it though.
     
  9. May 12, 2013 at 12:49 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman I have a problem for your solutionÂ…

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    Check out my build
    I used a cut off wheel.
     
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