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Does this trackbar bolt have too much play



I'm trying to add the video from YouTube but can't figure it out...

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Copy the URL and paste it in a reply, but omit he first letter. I'll see if I can make it work.


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Is it not working now? I'm confused lol

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It is working now.

Yes, that is way too much play. The most common approach is to weld plates and drill it out, or to weld washers there that would be snug on the bolt.

That would definitely be a source of DW.


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It is working now.

Yes, that is way too much play. The most common approach is to weld plates and drill it out, or to weld washers there that would be snug on the bolt.

That would definitely be a source of DW.
Thanks again for the advice planman. Now off to find me a welder...and a replacement bolt, since that one snapped in half as I torqued it to 74ft/lbs


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Thanks again for the advice planman. Now off to find me a welder...and a replacement bolt, since that one snapped in half as I torqued it to 74ft/lbs


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Double check the recommended torque spec. It might be as low as 55 ft lbs for the axle side bolt for a TJ/XJ.


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I'm finding inconsistent numbers for factory torque specs posted across different forums. I've found 40 to 74. Obviously 74 was too much for the one I had. The most common number I'm finding is 60. I will ask the parts guy when I pick up my new bolt and flange nut. I think I found a welder today too!


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Had washers welded to trackbar holes. Didn't fix it. I messed up the steering stab trying to get it off and so I got to buy a new one. Dealership had to do it cause I couldn't ever get the fn thing off. Just went over a bridge and watdya know the wobble is just as bad if not worse. Bad morning


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