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Old 02 Jul 2011, 11:01 pm
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Default Lower control arm bolt

Tried to change lower control arms today .but cant get the bolt off . the one that goes thru the bushing . I sprayed with pb blaster the night before dont want to break off bolt . Has anyone else have trouble , would heating bolt be next thing to do .
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Old 02 Jul 2011, 11:26 pm
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Default Re: Lower control arm bolt

I used a long breaker bar and work each bolt back and forth but make sure you don't break it
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Old 03 Jul 2011, 02:17 pm
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Default Re: Lower control arm bolt

Put a breaker bar on it. That bolt is torqued down pretty tight and it's a pretty large diameter bolt...
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Old 03 Jul 2011, 06:51 pm
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Default Re: Lower control arm bolt

Yup, I would not use an impact gun on it.
It took me a couple of tries and then I put a small pipe on the end of the breaker bar.
Its amazing how a little more leverage will help you.
Once it starts it should come out quite easy.
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