Broken soft top lift arm assembly

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Does anyone know how to remove the broken arm from the folding mechanism on the JL soft top? This is the drivers side on a 4 door. For whatever reason to replace the drivers side on a 4 door is $450. While it’s around $120 for the passenger and $120 for either side on a 2 door.

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I also need one of these. Did you find anywhere to get them less expensive ?
 
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I also need one of these. Did you find anywhere to get them less expensive ?
Quadratec.com was the cheapest I’ve seen. Dealers were the worst. I paid $550 for the original broken replacement, only to break itself in a different way. I ended up taking the broken metal off that one and replacing it with a good arm on a broken folding mechanism from another. Yeah, I had two break on me in different places.
 

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Quadratec.com was the cheapest I’ve seen. Dealers were the worst. I paid $550 for the original broken replacement, only to break itself in a different way. I ended up taking the broken metal off that one and replacing it with a good arm on a broken folding mechanism from another. Yeah, I had two break on me in different places.
How does the folding arm come off the hinge, I have the bolt off. Is it supposed to slide off??
 
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How does the folding arm come off the hinge, I have the bolt off. Is it supposed to slide off??
It sort of slides off but it’s pressed on their tight. With the bolt off, I took the claw end of a hammer and placed it between the folding arm and the mechanism as close to where they meet as you can. Then with another hammer hit the two heads of the hammer. It came loose with one tap. Don’t know if this is the safest way to do it but it’s the only way I could figure out. Bestop and Chrysler wouldn’t help me when I reached out.
 

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It sort of slides off but it’s pressed on their tight. With the bolt off, I took the claw end of a hammer and placed it between the folding arm and the mechanism as close to where they meet as you can. Then with another hammer hit the two heads of the hammer. It came loose with one tap. Don’t know if this is the safest way to do it but it’s the only way I could figure out. Bestop and Chrysler wouldn’t help me when I reached out.
Did anyone have better luck? Still trying to remove the arm from the mechanism.

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I have the same issue here.... need to remove the arm to replace it.... but very hard to pull out... and it's even seized (doesnt move at all, not even in unlocked position). Any help?
 

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