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Old March 7th, 2009, 09:13 PM   #1
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Trying to remove the bolts on the lower contol arms, and need some ideas the nut came off but the bolt isn't coming out . The whole bushing is turning , tried to pound them out but not moving, Anyone go thru the same thing ? Anybody have any ideas ? pb blaster isn't helping much
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is there weight on them? how easy is the bolt to turn?
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Old March 7th, 2009, 09:24 PM   #3
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the bolts are a pain in the butt have the axel jacked up and the springs are removed . The arms are level and theres no weight on them
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What has worked for me numerous times is using a ball joint press (C-clamp style) and press it out till it's flush with the bracket then air hammer it out the rest of the way. I've screwed up plenty of bolts trying to hammer them when I figured this trick out. It's a time saver.

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i had the same problem. I just cut the bolt between the bushing and bracket on both sides, but this is really only sensible if you're replacing the arms or bushings
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I'm trying to do a control arm drop but may have to go that route, I can try the press idea . Anybody else have the same problem before
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Mine were a PITA. I tried by hand and impact with no good result. Put heat on them and they came right out. Are you using stock arms and a drop? If so, I still have my stock lower arms with good bushings. P.M. me if you need them. Good luck
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had to torch mine out...couldnt figure out any other way .. just be carefull not to enlarge the hole any
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