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I have 76 CJ5 with lockout hubs (two different types I don't know why). Each side has 1 bolt broke off and I need to remove them whats the best way to remove the broken bolt?

What hubs should I buy? I have about 100.00 bucks to spend. and how hard are they to remove. Can I do it in a afternoon with just hand tools.

Do you think I should get grade 5 bolts or grade 8 bolts. I know that grade 5 has a greater shear strength than grade 8.

I am sorry for so many questions, but I am mechanically challenged.

Thanks in advance.

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as far as replacement hubs, go warn. use studs, lockwashers, and loctite #271 to keep them tight. this will prevent future problems.

to remove the broken bolts, if there is any of the bolt sticking out you can oil it and try to tap it out gently with a chisel and hammer. you can try to weld a nut on and wrench it off. i would try to avoid drilling the bolt out as a last resort.

hope this helps.

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well not sure what it looks like.. since im here and you are there.. could take the hub off if the top is all the way off.. and get on it. you could drill a small hole in it and use one of those bolt remover thingings.. (easy out) i think they are referred to them... not sure where the hell they got the name from.. but they go in the opposite way.. then pound it in.. and hopefully it will turn out the rest of the way.
as for hubs.. go warn.. get the internal ones.. a bit more.. but worth it. or you could get some at a junkyard.. off from a 44 and put them on, must will match up. (dont want Elusive pissin down my back about too much money.. )hehehe

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The bolts are probably broken off cause someone tightened them too tight ,they only need to be tightened to 30 foot pounds or so.spray them down with penetrating oil or brake parts cleaner,"NOT WD40" (start a few days before trying to take them apart) try not to get any in the hub on your wheel bearings.if any is sticking out tap them a bit with a hammer trying to break the rust loose ......NOT TOO HARD.....Then try to get a set of vice grips on them real tight and try working them out.keep spraying them with the penetrant of choice.if nothing is sticking out and you don't think an easy out will work ,or you think it is too stuck in there let it go and put the new hubs on till you can get someone more experianced to do it.do not tighten the new bolts too tight and break them off. .A manual is always a good thing to have when taking things apart especially to put them back together.
Good luck.

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