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Guest Message by DevFuse

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Remove bolt from rear lateral link

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#1 eppoh


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Posted 14 January 2011 - 10:24 PM

Got a used suspension from a yard. The monkey that pulled the parts cut the rear lateral link off the crossmember with a torch, because he couldn't get the bolt out.

Any suggestions for getting that bolt out of the frame side of the rear lateral link?

#2 ShawnW


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Posted 15 January 2011 - 02:35 AM

Pretty common to have to cut those actually. Depends on what you need but price a new bolt, etc before you fight it too hard.

#3 lmdew



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Posted 15 January 2011 - 06:25 AM

Lots of PB Blaster and time.

Many times they are rusted into the bushings so tight, you have to drive it out with the BFH and then get a new or used bolt.

#4 eppoh


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Posted 15 January 2011 - 12:59 PM

Will they press out, without damaging the arm.
Then I have to think about the one that is currently on the car.
How did you cut them out, with a sawzall?

#5 bheinen74



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Posted 15 January 2011 - 01:04 PM

firsthand experience, don't buy the lateral link if the bolt is seized in it, go get another that the bolt comes out of. A yard sold my brother the entire crossmember so he could get his lateral links and we simply could not get them out of the crossmember it was seized at the inner bolt, poundeing, heating etc it was seized in the bushing. We took it back and found one car out of 5 at a yard that we could get the bolts out of. Luckily, on my bros car, the bolts came out fine.

when you put it back together apply antisieze.

#6 eppoh


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Posted 15 January 2011 - 07:10 PM

so how do you get them out of the crossmember already installed in the car?

Changing the crossmember is not an option, the bolts for the diff are too rusted.

Could they be cut out with a sawzall?

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