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Old 09 Jun 2009, 04:53 pm
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Default Lower control Arm Bushings BOLT

The bolt that holds the rear, lower control arm bushing on my PT has seizes. I've sprayed the heck out of of it with a penetrating oil ad whacked it with a hammer a few times. Also tried the air gun on it but it won't budge.

Is there a way to get at the top of it to pour some penetrant on top?

Any other suggestions?

I'm leery of using a breaker bar in case it snaps the bolt.
2001 Taupe Limited 5 speed manual. Bought new and the first one to be sold by the dealer.
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Old 09 Jun 2009, 07:45 pm
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Default Re: Lower control Arm Bushings BOLT

I had to use my version of a breaker bar on mine to get that bolt loose. I use an 18-inch section of pipe on the end of my long ratchet to give me the leverage to break things loose.

This PT Convertible use to be my BABY it was a 2005 Base 5 speed, Black on black on black, Red rims with full moons hubcaps, Amber fog lights, 6 disc indash CD, Polk speakers, Suicide knob, Black 15" spring ant., Gauges in console, APC air filter system, Complete bullet/turbo exhaust system, Hurst Shifter. May its new owner enjoy it as much as we did. We do still have a 2007 Limiter PT in Cool Vanilla with no mods and two HHRs now.
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Old 10 Jun 2009, 08:47 am
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Default Re: Lower control Arm Bushings BOLT

Heat it
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Old 10 Jun 2009, 02:00 pm
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On the PT Crew you will find just what you need to do - Learn it or Burn it.
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