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Author Topic: Need some help with seized bolt  (Read 1710 times)

autumnxtoxsehsa

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Need some help with seized bolt
« on: October 27, 2012, 04:31:37 PM »

So in the middle of installing a leaf spring lift in the gf's yj I ran into a seized bolt that is on the rear leaf spring mount on the frame side. So I cut the bolt from between the leaf bushing and the mount itself and managed to get the leaf out, however the bolt is still stuck in the hole, so I resorted to grinding down the head and drilling through but my larger drills bits can't really go all the way through. Anyone have any suggestions? I don't have a torch. Located in the Roseville area if anyone wants to swing by and give this thing a whack. Here's some pictures as you can see my smaller drill bits made it through but the larger ones don't even cut any further.


Here's the inside
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norcal_chris

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Re: Need some help with seized bolt
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2012, 04:49:29 PM »

hammer and a punch?
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autumnxtoxsehsa

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Need some help with seized bolt
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2012, 04:50:27 PM »

I've tried it and nothing. This thing has welded itself onto the inside I swear haha I pounded it with a sledge and can't get it to budge
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autumnxtoxsehsa

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Need some help with seized bolt
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2012, 04:53:10 PM »

Alright well nvm I figured it out haha. Managed to heat it up on the inside when grinding some more then immediately punched it out real hard when it was still hot. I need a torch
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Re: Need some help with seized bolt
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2012, 06:29:21 PM »

Try a step bit next time, steady pressure, and slooooow speed.
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Re: Need some help with seized bolt
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2012, 08:22:18 PM »

Or try dry ice on the bolt and heat gun on the attachment part.
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Re: Need some help with seized bolt
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2012, 11:03:17 PM »

The blue tipped wrench never fails.
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Re: Need some help with seized bolt
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2012, 09:58:53 AM »

have your girly get an account! lets see this lift!
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timatoe

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Re: Need some help with seized bolt
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2012, 10:26:49 AM »

Run over to harbor freight and get a set of step bits......  I have several sets but by the time I pay gas to get there and back I could buy a couple sets from HF.  That will get it out, use some cutting oil too.

http://www.harborfreight.com/3-piece-titanium-nitride-coated-high-speed-steel-step-drills-91616.html
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Re: Need some help with seized bolt
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2012, 04:58:03 PM »

Heat always works for me and I always forget to use it. I was replacing my tie rod ends a few weeks ago and they were stuck into the tie rod and after trying to get them out for an hour I look over and see my MAPP gas torch staring at me. 5 minutes of heat and they came right out.
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autumnxtoxsehsa

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Need some help with seized bolt
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2012, 05:16:53 PM »

Yeah I was really considering running out and buying a propane torch I need one. It would've probably been easier
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