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Re: How to remove roof rack/crossbars

they are torx screws...like a size T30 or something. They will also have some 3m tape on each end
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Re: How to remove roof rack/crossbars

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they are torx screws...like a size T30 or something. They will also have some 3m tape on each end
YEP. T30 torx.
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Re: How to remove roof rack/crossbars

My 2 cents. I like to remove my cross rails when we're not using the kayaks. I've found the easiest way to remove and install the cross rails is:

loosen the 4 cross rail hand screws, and slide the 2 cross rail assemblies to the rear of the Jeep.
remove the 4 hand screws from the cross rails.
remove the plastic bolt cover on the rear of 1 side rail.
remove the 2 rear torx bolts from that side rail.
BE CAREFUL NOT TO SCRATCH THE PAINT ON YOUR JEEP. I like to lay a towel under.
gently pull the rear end of the side rail out to allow the cross rail to pull out of it's holder.
after the 2 metal cross rails are removed from there 4 holders the holders will come apart. Each one is 2 pieces. Again, be careful not to sctratch your paint.
re-attach the side rail to the Jeep with the 2 torx bolts.

Install in reverse order.
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Re: How to remove roof rack/crossbars

Um, there is no need to unbolt the side rail; not just a waste of time, you are asking for water leaks. All you have to do is put a towel under each side, remove the knobs, then push one side forward and the other side backward. Then push the crossbar insert in towards one side and it pops right out of the other side. Took me 2 minutes to do each rail.
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Re: How to remove roof rack/crossbars

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Um, there is no need to unbolt the side rail; not just a waste of time, you are asking for water leaks. All you have to do is put a towel under each side, remove the knobs, then push one side forward and the other side backward. Then push the crossbar insert in towards one side and it pops right out of the other side. Took me 2 minutes to do each rail.
It's not as easy to put back in however.
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Re: How to remove roof rack/crossbars

I rubbed a bar of soap on the crossbars ends that go into the end pieces so they slide easily, and it was a piece of cake to install too.
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Re: How to remove roof rack/crossbars

Hello,

This is my first real post so I hope I've put it in the correct place.

Thank you for this information, I have been racking my brains for sometime over removing the cross rails.

Unfortunately, before I came on here I thought that the studs had to be knocked in and I've pushed two in so that I cannot get hold of them.

Question, can someone advise an old fool how to rectify this situation or, will I have to drill them out. ( I'm not doing anything more till I find out the proper method.

Thank you
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