Well, after wrestling with the lateral link bolt, aka "BAB," for 2 days, i went to Plan B--the reciprocating saw.
All went well, taking only 15 minutes to make 2 cuts into the Grade 8 bolt. I had expected a much harder time of it, as I used some cheap blades I had laying around. *Only* went through 4 of them!
Anyway, after feeling really good about that, I looked at the knuckle and noticed that I carved into it 1/16 - 1/8" or so. Photo attached.
So my question is: If I grind that smooth, can I reuse the knuckle? Or am I just asking for trouble in alignment?
So far, this *wheel bearing job* is more about battling rust than the actual bearing. I haven't even got to that part yet...
2003 Forester X
Edited by stevetone, 06 June 2013 - 03:29 PM.