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Old 08-23-2013, 11:02 PM   #1
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So I'm installing new lowering springs. Well Im doing it to where you take the bolt out of the control arm and lower in down slowly and release the spring blah blah. My driver aide bolt will not come out at all. We've lubricated the **** out of it, hammered it, tried to wrench it out and nothing is working! Also we got one side out but now the control arm hole won't line up with the other set of holes. Help me, give me tips, ideas ANYTHING!
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Air hammer is about the best way to get that bolt out unfortunately. The other side I would place the jack on it and try to lift it up. It should help you line it back up. If you can get that other side lined up, try disconnecting the driveshaft, shocks, and quad shocks and you should have enough space to pull the springs out.
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So I'm installing new lowering springs. Well Im doing it to where you take the bolt out of the control arm and lower in down slowly and release the spring blah blah. My driver aide bolt will not come out at all. We've lubricated the **** out of it, hammered it, tried to wrench it out and nothing is working! Also we got one side out but now the control arm hole won't line up with the other set of holes. Help me, give me tips, ideas ANYTHING!
You using hand tools ?
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You using hand tools ?
Pretty much. And everything has worked out. Just this bolt is a P.I.T.A
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Pretty much. And everything has worked out. Just this bolt is a P.I.T.A
That's your problem , just get a compressor and 1/2 impact And get it out .. Only way unless you have a huge breaker bar
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You don't need to take the control arm bolt off......... unless youre changing those. just rent a spring compressor from autozone. Instead of having to get the right torque for your LCAs bolts if you don't have a torque wrench you will have to get a torque wrench too.
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I unusually drop the control arm .. Rear end should only take around 30 mins to do if your pretty good and have the right tools
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I unusually drop the control arm .. Rear end should only take around 30 mins to do if your pretty good and have the right tools
Yes it's easier that way if you have air tools. Or high voltage impact. Just not enough room for a breaker bar unless you have a lift.
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