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Can't get rear track bar to line up


gbirk

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When I did mine, I did not have a ratchet strap availible so I just wedged a small bottle jack between the bar and something else and pushed it into place. It really did not take much force, just more than I could provide by pulling on the bar.
 

freedom_in_4low

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When I did mine, I did not have a ratchet strap availible so I just wedged a small bottle jack between the bar and something else and pushed it into place. It really did not take much force, just more than I could provide by pulling on the bar.
Yes, really anything will work. Even a helper to push while you put the bolt in can get it done, especially if they have a wall or another vehicle to push off of.
 

WallyWest

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Ratchet strap, or find a helper that will just push on the rear fender. It usually doesn't take much force to get it lined up.
 

Jerry Bransford

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Since your track bar grew used to being connected to a higher situated mounting bolt hole, my bet is you just need to jack the frame up an inch or two to get the bolt holes to line up again.