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i need a lil help or just opions
#1
im replacing the rear diff and rear leaf springs in my burban due to a massive sag and mixmatch gears. we pulled the rear end out and set it aside, i got one leaf changed, and the other one the bolt wont come out the bishing i need help getting it out so i can change it.. i used a propane torch and melted the bushing out i beat on it for 4 hours pryed on it and i cant get the stupid thing out and its really getting on my nerves. i dont have a torch to cut it off.. any ideas or can someone give me a hand to get it out??
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#2
let the bushing burn out on both ends then chip it out should fall out then .
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#3
i too once had this problem and the bolt came out like a rocket when it finally gave. Turns out that the mix of rust, dirt, and weight of the spring and/or the weight of the axle (if still connected) is PLENTY enough weight to hold enough friction on the eyelet/bushing and bolt. I suggest getting a fairly large punch, a maul (mini hand sledge hammer), and putting a floor jack underneath the spring (in the middle) experiment with different pressure on the springs given by the jack.

Lemme know if this works Smile
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#4
I used penetrating oil and a punch and it didn't work. Next I tried my hydraulic press and it didn't work. I ended up taking the spring pack apart; I would turn the smallest spring back and forth until it would come off, then tried a hammer and a punch. Nothing moved so I removed the next spring and repeated the process. I had to remove three springs like this before the center bolt came out.
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#5
im tryign to get the bolt out the rear shakle thing the spring sits it.. i got my gas tank there i cant get behind it to hit it. i tried melting the bushing out it has a lil left in it but not much. the rear end is out and the spring is just hanging on the back perch has only a lil weight on it. i got the air hammer going i got all kinds of things and it wont budge at all.
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#6
which direction does the bolt need to go?
in to the frame or out?
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#7
out[COLOR="Silver"]

---------- Post added 08 Sep 10 at 12:12 am ---------- Previous post was 07 Sep 10 at 11:57 pm ----------

[/COLOR]oh and a list of casalties is. my thumb got smashed, my eye got a piece of burning rubber in it, and a sore sholder loll... and still more to come............
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#8
Im thinking you might need to drop the tank to make room for swinging. and maybe a bigger hammer. Tongue
cant touch this! hammer time!
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#9
yea i dont think im going to do that.. thats to much work i called my friend about 20 ago and he is going to bring his service truck over and he is going to cut the bolt with the torch...
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#10
Did you guys get it?
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#11
Yep - torch needed!

Either that or with the bushing burned/melted back a bit you can sometimes get a sawzall in there between the hangar and the leaf to cut the bolt - needs to be done on both sides.
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#12
i tried the sawzall and it didnt even cut into the bolt and im useing the torch blades.. this sucks ive never had a bolt that bad.
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#13
that bolt is hardened steel . you wont be able to cut it unless you get a high quality blade.
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#14
4 1/2" grinder with 1/16th cut off wheel.
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#15
i got it thanks yall.. my friend showed up with a cutting torch and had it off in like 3 seconds alot easyier then beating it for 3 hours lol..
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#16
I'm glad you got it. I was starting to think that you were just going to burn that thing to the ground.
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#17
For sawsall blades get the pipe cut blades at one of the box stores. They are made for cut high grade steel.
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#18
a grinder and a cutoff wheel are the only way to go IMO
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#19
RedneckYankee Wrote:a grinder and a cutoff wheel are the only way to go IMO
I concur! I would have mentioned that but he didnt say anything about having a grinder Tongue
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#20
Sorry, I thought you were talking about a center pin on the spring pack. Glad you got the spring out.
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#21
thanks yall. have u ever used the saw blades named torch they are great milwalki makes them the only place i found to sell them is home depot. im almost to the point of burning it anyway this thing nickel and dimes me to death. its all good bulldog i have had issues with that pin in the middle b4.. i had a grinder but no cutting wheel i only had a grinding wheel in witch i tried lol... but yea thanks yall[COLOR="Silver"]

---------- Post added at 11:46 pm ---------- Previous post was at 11:45 pm ----------

[/COLOR]oh yeah to add to this now i have to put it all back under it with the new rearend and the leafs yay
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#22
I am glad to hear you got the bolts out. What I do is a week long pre soak of penatrarating lube. Seams to work for me.
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#23
yea i soaked them for a bit but seemed like it was just way rused in there. its all back together now and everything works great. now i just have to weld my front bumper on and find a grill and she be tip top
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#24
PB blaster is aswome for this .. ive had stuff i couldnt break free with all my weight behind it ..soak it with pb blaster let it sit for a few hrs and it would be almost finger loose ..
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