Shackle Strap Top Bolt

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Shackle Strap Top Bolt

Postby Thelgord » Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:03 pm

So I am working on getting my old leaf pack off, but the top bolt on the shackle strap is stuck hard. The nut came off easy enough, but I broke a socket extension trying to get the bolt to turn. Trying to hammer it out did nothing as well, though I didn't super hard as not to damage anything. Is there a trick for this bolt?
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Re: Shackle Strap Top Bolt

Postby KCStudly » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:09 am

It may have a groove worn into it and be catching on that, but more likely it sounds like it is just rusted. Wash it down with PB Blaster and let it sit overnight. Also, you could try some heat on it, cycle it a few times, heat, allow to cool, heat.
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Re: Shackle Strap Top Bolt

Postby Thelgord » Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:17 am

Thanks. I'll see about picking up some PB blaster today.
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