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lift shackle help

I got a set of warrior lift shackles for christmas, and they have been sitting in my room getting stuff piled on top of them. Anyways I removed the nuts and went to tap the bolt out and it didn't budge there rusted solid on the inside. Anybody have an easy solution to this problem?
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Dumb question but I've got to ask. Did you put the truck on jack-stands and let the pressure off the springs first? Or was the truck sitting on the ground? Otherwise hit it with some PB Blaster for a few days first.
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Dumb question but I've got to ask. Did you put the truck on jack-stands and let the pressure off the springs first? Or was the truck sitting on the ground? Otherwise hit it with some PB Blaster for a few days first.
ya all the pressure was off the springs.
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i should also add, that the pressure off the springs, means the tires should still be on the ground... jackstands under the frame holding the weight of the truck, the weight of the axle HAS to be on the tires, or that bolt is not going to come out... i would hit it with a hammer and a torch, see if it comes... this will work on the hangar, as the bushing should be in the shackle, which you are changing, on the spring though, the bushing is in the spring, and being that you are going to re-use that bushing, it's best not to burn it with a torch...
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i should also add, that the pressure off the springs, means the tires should still be on the ground... jackstands under the frame holding the weight of the truck, the weight of the axle HAS to be on the tires, or that bolt is not going to come out... i would hit it with a hammer and a torch, see if it comes... this will work on the hangar, as the bushing should be in the shackle, which you are changing, on the spring though, the bushing is in the spring, and being that you are going to re-use that bushing, it's best not to burn it with a torch...
yep tires were on the ground and I had my mini torch to heat them some and still nothing like you said I didn't want to get them to hot and melt the bushings.
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i wouldn't worry about melting the bushing on the shackle... it doesn't take much to put enough pressure on that bolt to make it not move... i would burn the crap outa the top bolt (shackle bushing) and when that bolt is out, you will have a lot easier of a time working on the spring bushing, on that, unless you plan to change the actual bushing, i would not use ANY heat
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This also happend on my jeep. I had to grind off the bolt head and bend the shackle to get the spring off, then replace the bushing.
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This also happend on my jeep. I had to grind off the bolt head and bend the shackle to get the spring off, then replace the bushing.
I thought about grinding the head off
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