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Old 01-23-2013, 03:22 PM   #4
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Try heating the nut and not the head of the bolt. The nut is usually welded onto the knuckle so don't try to take it off. Go for the head of the bolt. I broke mine trying to get it off and had to drill out the shaft. Try to avoid this. Since it is a hardened bolt it wasn't very fun. (it took about an hour to drill out the one bolt)
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