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Old 11-15-2012, 07:06 PM   #1
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Front lower control arm bolt

Replacing the lower control arms on my car and can't believe how tight the bolt that goes through the sub frame is. Had a 1/2 drive breaker bar with 18mm impact socket and a 5 foot bar for leverage. The socket ended up slipping on the head of the bolt. Soaked it with PB blaster for two days prior. I am in the process of grinding the head off and driving it out that way. I am unable to heat it up due to the lack of room. Any suggestions before I start on the other side? Thanks


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Turn the nut, not the bolt.
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Turn the nut, not the bolt.
This. When I did mine I assumed it was a welded on nut like everything else. Snapped the bolt and thought I was screwed. haha
And yes It is torqued on there pretty tight. Make sure you replace the bolts. They are torque to yield. I snapped the other one putting it back in and wasn't even close to the torque spec. Bolt part number - W706861-S439
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:09 AM   #4
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It looks like I will have to remove the sway bar to get room to get anything on the nut to turn it. Any other ideas?
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I left my sway bar on. You need to use an open end wrench to get at it. Socket wont fit.
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