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Shackle bolts seized in the old leaf springs

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by steve o 77, May 31, 2010.

  1. May 31, 2010 at 7:01 PM
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    steve o 77

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    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).

    Here is the one that was stuck:
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    thanks.
     
  2. May 31, 2010 at 7:04 PM
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    MTgirl too many frogs, not enough princes...

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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.
     
  3. May 31, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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    Are you serious? Man that sucks because I put everything back together to drive it home today!:annoyed:

    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?
     
  4. May 31, 2010 at 7:14 PM
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    i sense you are doubting me...refer to diagram attached below.
     

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  5. May 31, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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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.
     
  6. May 31, 2010 at 7:16 PM
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    Thank you, Im relieved I don't have to buy new shackles.
     
  7. May 31, 2010 at 7:19 PM
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    :D 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.
     
  8. May 31, 2010 at 7:23 PM
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    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. :cool:

    Ill let you guys know how it goes.
     
  9. May 31, 2010 at 7:23 PM
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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.
     
  10. May 31, 2010 at 7:25 PM
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    lol, I sometimes take for granted the nice weather we have around here.
     
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