View Full Version : bolt on shackle wont come off
05-22-2010, 04:24 PM
i was trying to remove the stock shackles today and the bottom bolts came off without a problem. when i tried to remove the top bolts they wouldnt budge at all. theres some rust on them so i tried dw40 and pb blaster and nothin. any ideas of how to get the bolts out?
05-22-2010, 04:48 PM
On my 89 I had to cut them out, I got 6 lightly used (installed for 2 weeks before vehicle was wrecked) ones from a spring shop locally for $30 (I think) new they're $30 each.
05-22-2010, 11:34 PM
try an impact or heat
05-24-2010, 08:44 PM
heat, impact, more heat. then if that doesnt work just cut the b!tch off
05-25-2010, 08:26 AM
Heat will probably ruin the factory leaf spring bushing.
05-25-2010, 08:50 PM
they are a bitch to get out... try a torque/breaker bar with a handle extension and some one else with a wrench on the nut if you havent got it off... i cut mine on my old 89.. and they were 100 bucks a peice from GM... was not impressed.
05-25-2010, 09:05 PM
you will take the leaf spring off to prevent damage to the bushing but sense you have the leaf springs off you might as well change the bushings
05-28-2010, 12:48 PM
you will take the leaf spring off to prevent damage to the bushing
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