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Old 01-08-2012, 04:21 PM   #61
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If it's stuck to the point of frozen you will have to destroy it to get it loose anyways. I hit mine so hard with a hammer the end was flattened to the point a nut wouldn't fit anymore, and it bent quite a bit. If you have a helper have them beat on it with a hammer while you switch between forward and reverse with the impact after heating it.
I just spent a whole bottle of propane on heating one of the long bolts. Then hammered on it while hitting it with my electric impact gun. It did not budge a bit. I am giving up on it and just saying that 20 years of MD rust has bettered me. Tomorrow I will be ordering new bolts and replacement lower control arms. Then hopefully get those installed when they come in. I am going to finish up a few other things on the car until then.
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Probably for the best. I'm coating all my bolts with massive amounts of anti seize before they go back in hahah.
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I am going to try cutting through the bolts tomorrow.
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I've got a craftsman impact - it's not as strong as you'd think. It struggles getting lugs off sometimes. Have you tried the breaker bar yet?
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I've got a craftsman impact - it's not as strong as you'd think. It struggles getting lugs off sometimes. Have you tried the breaker bar yet?
I used a 5 foot pipe on the end of my breaker bar and it did absolutely nothing.
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How do you plan to cut it?! It rusts to the inside part of the spindle/hub thing. So yea....
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How do you plan to cut it?! It rusts to the inside part of the spindle/hub thing. So yea....
I plan on using a Sawzall. Really I am going to use an angle grinder and see if I can cut out the middle of the bolt where it is exposed. Then I will used a hammer and a chisel and brute force to maybe see if I can get the uncut parts out.
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