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Old 09-19-2004, 08:05 AM   #1
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Default Broken rear shock bolt

We were putting new rear shocks on our 97 TJ yesterday and one of the top bolts broke. It's one of the ones that has a blind nut. Anyway, we can't drive the car without the second bolt, the shock will pull out.

Is it better to drive the remaining bolt through the hole in hopes of breaking the blind not off the floorpan, or should I drill it. I don't want to use an ez-out (bad luck with those before) and I'd rather not try to tap the exisitng blind nut.

Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 09-19-2004, 03:39 PM   #2
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Solved it. I had enough room to drill another hole near the broken bolt. Then I could drop a bolt in from the top and fasten the shock with a nut. The bolt didn't turn because it was close enough to the broken one so that the broken one locked it into place.
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