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Old 05-07-2014, 11:54 PM
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Default New headache, Leaf spring shackle bolt is stuck

My leaf spring shackle rusted and broke. The whole bolt was rusted to the point I had to cut the but off. But now, the bolt is stuck.I've hammered, blow torched, PB blasted, sprayed with a freeze spray. Nothing, won't budge at all.

Any suggestions? I bought an air hammer tonight that I'm going to try tomorrow morning but any other suggestions would be fantastic.

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I will move this to the 2nd generation Dakota sub-forum.
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Can you get a blade in between the spring and the shackle to cut the bolt. Once it drops you could press out the old bushing.
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Can you get a blade in between the spring and the shackle to cut the bolt. Once it drops you could press out the old bushing.
This is what I had to do on mine.
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This is what I had to do on mine.
Me too.
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Yes, cut the bolt and burn out the bushing.

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