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fock i just broke a rear lower control arm bolt trying to remove to put lowering springs in. fock fock fock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. not cool. doing it in driveway now have to go get other half burnt out because nut on other side is welded on. head was turning a little but it would stop. so i figured big pry bar but that was bad idea. advice anyone. should of waited to go by friends house with a burner and air tools.
 

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advice= buy new lower control arms.... dont worry this happens to the best of us
 

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why new lca arms am i going to have problems with old. isnt my problem just hardware or r u saying that the bolt is frozen and the only way is to get new lca to do job. like i said it turn about 3/4 of a turn back and forth. wouldnt i just get new hardware (bolts & nuts)
 

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the bushing is seized to the lca... you can't just swap bushings in them. You need to purchase new lca's with bushings installed.
 

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yup u can swap just the bushing... burn the bushing out, get rid of the bolt, get new bolts, new bushings and ur set to go.. same story ahppened to my friend, he broke the bolt, he didt get new lca, the shop burned the bushing, replaced the bolt and put a new bushing in.. and everything works fine
 

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just called ford they say dont sell bushing seperate and lca about 120 each. they said try regular parts store for bushing. called pep boys they dont sell it either. where did ur friend get it from?
 

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That price is stupid high. I have the svt rear arms that are reinforced for $57.14 each. I know youre new on here, but thats why im here. we are the dedicated dealer on here and you guys get employee cost.
 

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ok ive searched frozen bolts and gotten my answer. guess if i cant finagle a miracle i will have to get new lcas and hardware. thanks for all the info. ff is definetly helpful.
 
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