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Old 04-27-2012, 04:25 PM   #22
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Hey there, Just a reminder from someone else in the "Rust Belt", you REALLY don't want to remove anything you don't have to!

Once you wiggle the shock bolts enough to get THEM off, loosening Lower arm adj. bolts enough to do any alignment required is probably all you'll be able to do.

It took a couple weeks of repeated attempts to get ONE bolt loose enough for the ONE adjustment I had to do.....

Loosen, lube, hammer, impact gun etc. - then re-tighten & drive for a week - try it again next weekend - third weekend was the "charm" and I got my adjustment done.

The bolt STILL wasn't loose enough to remove, but it was loose enough to make a small camber adjustment...

Shock bolts came out with repeated impact loosening & tightening - penetrant between each attempt... Good thing was no need for the "heat wrench" AKA torch....

Luck!
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