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Old 01-24-2010, 01:47 PM   #1
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Default Rear Lower Shock Bolt - Need some help

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I'm trying to remove the rear shock to replace the bumpstops, but I got a problem. The weldnut on the rear lower control arm has broken, and the lower shock bolt is just spinning. Anyone have a good solution?

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this **** happens all the time. Take some pliers and enlarge the hole in the lower control arm where that weldnut is. Use a big screwdriver and a hamer to move the broken metal tab holding the nut out of the way. An 18mm open end wrench should be able to hold the nut while undoing the bolt.
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Most likely a dumb question, but, can I reuse the LCA if just use a bolt/nut combo?
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that's what we did on a spec car. Torque appropriately and you should be good to go
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Most likely a dumb question, but, can I reuse the LCA if just use a bolt/nut combo?
Sure. I think it's only a captured nut to begin with to aid in assembly line installation.
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Sweet! just got the bolt off. Thanks for the help!
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