how to tighten body lift - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Suspension Tech General discussion of suspension for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-14-2012
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: greensburg
Posts: 22
how to tighten body lift

hey, i'm trying to figure out a way to re-tighten my body lift bolts.. they're slightly loose and doing the "clank clank" thing when i go over flex spots. i tried using a c-clamp to hold that stupid bottom washer/nut deal. it's the ones in the back of the body on a ext cab 4x4. the washer/nut things have a flat spot but i can't get anything to stick there and jam up so i can tighten them. one man army here so looking for ideas that don't involve get your wife to hold the bottom with pair of giant channel locks...
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-14-2012
04RangerDave's Avatar
JDM> RANGER

iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: RI
Posts: 5,030
nothing should be spinning besides the bolt getting tighter. i have had no issues like this with mine
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-14-2012
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: greensburg
Posts: 22
on mine, the bolt threads into a 3 inch wide washer, that has threads in the center of it. that's what the bottom bushing sits on.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-14-2012
06RangerXLT's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Halton Hills, Ont
Posts: 1,685
call the wife, there is no easier way
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-14-2012
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: greensburg
Posts: 22
Ah well crap. Lol. Afraid she doesn't have the proper equipment to hold on to the thing. I spin it outta her hands everytime lol
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-14-2012
green99's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: OR
Posts: 199
Impact gun
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-14-2012
-spilly's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: langley, BC
Posts: 408
I damaged the threads on my rear cab mounts so I just drilled the threads out and put a longer bolt in wi the nut on the inside of the cab and torqued it down. Use a stover or a nylock and red lock tight and you should be ok
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-14-2012
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: greensburg
Posts: 22
Yea may end up like that. Impact don't have access to one. Thanks
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
She Makes My Pants Tighten Up Again silverbullet32 Snapshots 25 08-19-2009 10:43 PM
Belt Tensioner - Won't Tighten Enough" R Carson 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 5 04-03-2009 07:07 AM
Serpentine belt. Tighten? rizoss16 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 20 02-19-2009 04:28 PM
How do you tighten the throttle cable? cchsbuzz19 General Ford Ranger Discussion 6 06-25-2008 09:57 AM
Any way to tighten the parking brake? winks General Ford Ranger Discussion 32 05-16-2007 12:02 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:27 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.