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How do I remove the lower control arm pivot bolt?

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#1 markjs


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Posted 09 August 2005 - 02:03 PM

I have been having a major crisis regarding my steering knuckle's ball joint retainer bolt that broke off and the bottom nut on the control arm is stipped and won't budge at all, so it seems the only way to get my steering knuckle out in order to change a defective drive axle is to remove the control arm from the top. So now I got the nut off off the end of the control arm pivot bolt but now the bolt seemingly has no way of coming out. When I turn it as if to loosen it it feels like it's bonded to the rubber bushing, and when I put the nut back on the end of it and pound on it it does not budge. People had given up on my other thread so it seemed I needed to start a new one.

#2 mcbrat


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Posted 09 August 2005 - 02:26 PM

shouldn't have to remove the steering link for the axle...

to remove the inner control arm bolt, I've always just take the nut off, and used a punch to punch the bolt back out towards the front. (ea81/ea82)

#3 thealleyboy


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Posted 09 August 2005 - 02:40 PM

Yep, a punch should do the trick.

You may want to get a small jack under there the relieve pressure during dissasembly, and to guide the components back into place when reassembling.

good luck, john

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