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Old 04-14-2009
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i've been reading all these instructions on how to bl an 01 xlt, and they keep saying you need a torch and a good impact. i heard the bolts for the cab have lock tite on them and you need to heat them to break them loose with the impact. problem is i have a really weak impact and i'd have to borrow a torch. i've heard of people just using a pipe or breaker bar instead of an impact but idk about that locktite. is there a way to do this with out the impact or the torch?
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I didnt use any air tools but I would say some kind of torch is a necessity. I just used a little torch that screws on to a little propane bottle, worked great. Without it, I would hold the bushing under truck and my dad was using a 24" breaker bar up top and we couldnt bust the cab bolts loose. Dont try to do that cab by yourself, it aint gonna happen.
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if you don't use air tools let all the bolts soak in some PB blaster.
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https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=83805 read has everything you need...


you dont need an impact it helps so much
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thanks guys, i'm definitely not doing it by myself. i'll have my dad help me with it, cause at least in my family if theres a will, theres a way and it's gonna happen.
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Yeah you can do it with a breaker bar, impact just makes it faster and easier.
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Impact for sure helps but I did almost my whole BL with a breaker bar and a little will power. Make it happen and get it on ASAP!
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