stripped suspension shock bolt Need Help!! - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


General Miata Chat A place to talk about anything Miata

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-24-2008, 10:00 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: monterey park,ca
Posts: 67
Total Cats: 0
Default stripped suspension shock bolt Need Help!!

Hello, i replace the shocks by myself and unfortunately, overtighten the lower shock bolt and stripped the hole in the right rear lower arm. Now i can't take out the bolt nor tighten it because it is stripped. Should i just replace the whole lower arm or i have another other alternatives. Thank you for helping.
skyline397 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2008, 10:09 PM   #2
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,892
Total Cats: 1,792
Default

why did you remove a bolt for the control arm in the rear?

same thing happened to me yesterday in the front (bent bolt), i just cut off the head, knocked the bolt out with a screwdriver and hammer, and replaced the bolt.
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2008, 11:00 PM   #3
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: monterey park,ca
Posts: 67
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
why did you remove a bolt for the control arm in the rear?

same thing happened to me yesterday in the front (bent bolt), i just cut off the head, knocked the bolt out with a screwdriver and hammer, and replaced the bolt.
not the control arm bolt, but the bolt that connect the lower shock hole and the control arm. Which i think is a scew in type without a bolt nut.
skyline397 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2008, 11:16 PM   #4
Elite Member
iTrader: (10)
 
IcantDo55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: VA Beach
Posts: 1,765
Total Cats: 18
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by skyline397 View Post
not the control arm bolt, but the bolt that connect the lower shock hole and the control arm. Which i think is a scew in type without a bolt nut.

Just put pressure on it when removing. Pry against the head while removing it and it should come out.


I bet it will have a bolt + nut in the future.
IcantDo55 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2008, 12:14 AM   #5
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 2,900
Total Cats: 0
Default

I think he means the head rounded off... not that he stripped the threads.
Arkmage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2008, 12:28 AM   #6
I'm Miserable!
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Niagara Falls, On, CANADA
Posts: 979
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arkmage View Post
I think he means the head rounded off... not that he stripped the threads.
if that happened your fucked lol, bring to a shop to drill out
miataz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2008, 12:29 AM   #7
Elite Member
iTrader: (10)
 
IcantDo55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: VA Beach
Posts: 1,765
Total Cats: 18
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arkmage View Post
I think he means the head rounded off... not that he stripped the threads.
http://irwin.com/irwin/consumer/jhtm...jhtml#features
IcantDo55 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2008, 01:58 PM   #8
Newb
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Stockholm Sweden
Posts: 18
Total Cats: 0
Default

It is probably not stripped, but the nut that the bolt engages with in the control arm often breaks loose and spins with the bolt. I fixated it with a flat screwdriver from below when loosening and fastening. Its a bear to get it started on the bolt once its loose though.

Good luck

Håkan
Hakan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2008, 02:14 PM   #9
Junior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 419
Total Cats: 9
Default

Die grinder with a cutting wheel
fourwhls is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2008, 05:23 PM   #10
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: monterey park,ca
Posts: 67
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hakan View Post
It is probably not stripped, but the nut that the bolt engages with in the control arm often breaks loose and spins with the bolt. I fixated it with a flat screwdriver from below when loosening and fastening. Its a bear to get it started on the bolt once its loose though.

Good luck

Håkan
so there is actually a nut inside the control arm? if the nut manage to break loose from the control arm, how can i secure it back to the arm? Or i need to get a new control arm?
skyline397 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2008, 05:31 PM   #11
Newb
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Stockholm Sweden
Posts: 18
Total Cats: 0
Default

If you havent solved this already - Yes there is a square formed nut in there, held in place by a metal clip sort of. I use a large flat screwdriver or similar from below, to keep it from spinning when I work on the suspension.

Good luck

Håkan
Hakan is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project Gemini - Turbo Civic on the Cheap Full_Tilt_Boogie Build Threads 59 Today 09:00 PM
OTS Bilstein to motorsports ASN conversion stoves Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 5 04-21-2016 04:00 PM
WTB Bellhousing Bolts patsmx5 WTB 1 10-01-2015 10:43 AM
3rd Time's a Charm...hopefully. zephyrusaurai Meet and Greet 2 09-28-2015 11:59 PM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:35 PM.