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  • September 30, 2022, 01:16:10 PM

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Offline CaliEagle97

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Upper Control Arm Bushing
« on: July 04, 2022, 03:04:15 PM »
Hi, currently trying to replace my front shocks and springs. Using a tool I bought from a texan off ebay who makes and sells them, very handy. I got the passenger side done in less than an hour. However, the drivers side upper control arm bolt is seized, and PB blaster has not proven helpful. Does anybody have a tip or advice aside from just cutting the bolt out and replacing it with a new one? The passenger side was far easier to get to and remove.

Any advice greatly appreciated
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Re: Upper Control Arm Bushing
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2022, 11:35:53 AM »
Just all the usual things to try before you end up cutting the bolt - heat, impact wrench if it will fit, breaker bar, or some combination of those. 
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Re: Upper Control Arm Bushing
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2022, 11:43:35 AM »
I had to use a breaker bar in the wheel well with a wrench and a block of the wood in the engine bay to keep the whole bolt from spinning.

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Re: Upper Control Arm Bushing
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2022, 09:57:04 AM »
After continually coating with the PB Blaster, and enough "oomph", I was able to get it out. So my javelin springs and KYB shocks are in, front end sits in a happy state with my 27"s and it's time to do my rear suspension. Thanks for the advice fellas
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Re: Upper Control Arm Bushing
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2022, 11:08:05 AM »
I'm glad you were able to finally convince it to give up!  Thanks for sharing the results and happy motoring!
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