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    Default Problems Removing Rear Track Bar

    Front axle is centered. I can't believe the steering wheel trick worked! My rear axle is another story. I'm having problems getting it out. Right now, both bolts are currently stuck half way out of the bracket / track bar bushings. They are jammed in there pretty good. I can't move them or the track bar and I ran out of daylight. The pax side is bolt is on an angle and the driver's side bolt seems straight. I just ran out of room with the gas tank and I guess a large torx bit.

    Hopefully, the bushings aren't damaged. What can I do to gain some leverage on the track bar to loosen up the bolts and get the stinkin' thing out?
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    2005 TJ Sport > > > OME 2.5" Suspension Lift, JKS Front & Rear Adjustable Track Bars, JKS 1.25" BL / M.O.R.E. 1" MML

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    So you need to twist the track bar a bit?

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    in talking to you, I might use the term "adjust."
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    2005 TJ Sport > > > OME 2.5" Suspension Lift, JKS Front & Rear Adjustable Track Bars, JKS 1.25" BL / M.O.R.E. 1" MML

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    in thinking about it last night...I'm going to try and use a heavy duty ratchet strap to put tension on the frame and axle...the same way we used a come along in the shop. hopefully, I'll be able to get it to budge enough to relieve the tension on the bolts / track bar enough to jiggle everything free. sounds good in theory.
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    2005 TJ Sport > > > OME 2.5" Suspension Lift, JKS Front & Rear Adjustable Track Bars, JKS 1.25" BL / M.O.R.E. 1" MML

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    what is happending is you coils are try to center the axle and the track bar is pushing to the drivers side. Get a rachet strap hook one side to the pas frame and the other to the dr axle (near the base of the coil) tighten it up a bit to relieve the tension and you should be able to remove the bolt. It may take a bit of persuation if it is been crossed up a bit. As far as the bushing being messed up, you should be ok as long as the ends are in good shape. The bushing only serves to keep the bolt from compressing everything to much.
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    Yup, looks like a ratchet strap to relieve the tension. Joe

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    we did the strap with Mikes JK to get the trac bar back on after a lift install.
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