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Old September 25th, 2012, 07:28 PM   #1
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Exclamation crossmember stud removal

i've tried everything i can think of to get the studs out of my xj body for the x member. i tried using two nuts as a jam nut to try and thread them out, heat and vice grips, and welding a nut to the stud, all attempts failed so far. does anyone else have any ideas besides drilling, or any easier ways of extraction??
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Old September 25th, 2012, 07:46 PM   #2
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Add a step to your technique.. heat cherry red, and cool as quickly as possible..water hose, etc. This has worked numerous times. Weld a nut on it first if u can.. even use an air chisel lightly to vibrate threads on bolt.. just a thought. Good luck.
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Old September 26th, 2012, 05:43 AM   #3
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You used heat as in a oxy acetylene torch? or a propane torch?

Welding a nut on and heating it with even a proprane torch and then spraying aerokroil on them alway got them out for me.
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Old September 26th, 2012, 06:15 PM   #4
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You used heat as in a oxy acetylene torch? or a propane torch?

Welding a nut on and heating it with even a proprane torch and then spraying aerokroil on them alway got them out for me.
Used map gas, had it cherry red too
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