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Old 12-12-2014, 10:54 AM   #1
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Getting chassis side lower control arm bolt out?

If I get my axle side control arm bolt out so it can swing loosely how hard is the chassis side bolt to get out? My mufflers block the inside hole to the bolts so I can really only get to them from the outside... is there any hope of installing new lower control arms with this limited access?

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Getting chassis side lower control arm bolt out?

If you spin that side it will only keep turning the bolt on the other side. Wont ever come out. You need to hold it on one side while turning it on the other. Just unbolt the 2 hangers for your exhaust and it drops down.


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If you spin that side it will only keep turning the bolt on the other side. Wont ever come out. You need to hold it on one side while turning it on the other. Just unbolt the 2 hangers for your exhaust and it drops down.

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Last owner installed my exhaust I'll see if I'm able to unbolt them
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Each hanger has 2 small bolts. It's easy to take them out. Just need some long extensions to make it easier.


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Each hanger has 2 small bolts. It's easy to take them out. Just need some long extensions to make it easier.

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Found the two bolts so I just remove those and then there's just one bolt holding near the exhaust tip... So i need to take that one out too then right? and then I should have access to the control arm chassis bolt when it all drops down. How much might I expect it to drop down like hit the floor or hang? And thanks for your help

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Getting chassis side lower control arm bolt out?

Yea undo those and it comes right down out of the way. When I did mine I removed it from the midpipe, so the mufflers were on the ground and the pipes that go over the axle were actually laying on the axle.


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Tuneup, my 04 GT was in the shop all week and had a CAI, off-road X-Pipe, Magnaflow low restriction mufflers installed in addition to tower brace, welded sub-frame connectors, Hotchkiss lower control arms and 3:73 gears. I ordered my three tune programmer about three weeks ago and received it week before last and thought there would be instructions I could study buy not to be. I am sure when I plug it up there will be on screen instructions but I would like to know if the car\engine should be warm and engine running or not. Filled up on a Shell 93% last night.
If anyone familiar with the tuning is monitoring this please respond.
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I see that I posted in the wrong place but the answer would be the same 6 or 8 cylinder so anyone?
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