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Rear Spring Pin Removal

Discussion in 'FJ55 Iron Pig Preservation Society' started by earthcruiser, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. earthcruiser

    earthcruiser

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    What is the easiest way to remove the rear spring pins from the Front springs? The rest of the spring came off quickly. I have tried Heat, Oil, Wrench, etc.. Does anyone have any ideas. As always, thanks for all the help.
     
  2. jm599

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    heat always seems to work for me, what kind of heat are you using?
    propane torch or rosebud?

    if I am trying to save the part sometimes I'll just do a few cycles of heat and pb blaster. wait a day and redo.

    if not saving the bolt then scarfing tip on torch to shave flush then grinder with flap wheel then punch and bfh.

    good luck and if you can't get it, get us some pics...:)
     
  3. ridgerunner

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    Pulled mine yesterday. I usually remove the two retaining screws, loosen the nut so it's flush with the bolt head, and smack with brass drift to drive the pin out. Occasionally I move the drift to the other side of the spring and have to rotate the pin by using the drift and hitting the long side of the retainer.

    Use a brass drift so you don't deform the steel.
     
  4. earthcruiser

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    Thanks for the advice. I tried heat, hammer, lubricating oil and in the end, I had to drill it out. Three were easy to remove the fourth was bad. All have been replaced and I'll be back on the road soon... Thanks again...:beer:
     
  5. snailwagon

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    Too late now, but a good trick is to use a steering wheel puller, ball joint puller, or something of the sort you can get to fit.