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Old 05-01-2013, 12:19 AM   #1
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I'm in the process of doing a rear subframe swap. The bolt that goes thrue the lower hotel arm and holds the spindle to it. I you'll the nut off the rear...and i can't seem to get it out. Is there anything else holding the thing in there? Out can i just give it hell with a bfh?
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I'm in the process of doing a rear subframe swap. The bolt that goes thrue the lower hotel arm and holds the spindle to it. I you'll the nut off the rear...and i can't seem to get it out. Is there anything else holding the thing in there? Out can i just give it hell with a bfh?
If I can understand the abomination of a post above it appears you are trying to remove the bolt from the lower control arm on the outboard end. Yes, it will come out. It's probably corroded in place. Spin it with an impact wrench to clean it off or put the nut back on to protect the threads and tap it out with a hammer.
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If I can understand the abomination of a post above it appears you are trying to remove the bolt from the lower control arm on the outboard end. Yes, it will come out. It's probably corroded in place. Spin it with an impact wrench to clean it off or put the nut back on to protect the threads and tap it out with a hammer.
Sometimes its beyond that. Mine spins fine, started to mess up the threads from hitting the nut with the BFH. The exposed part of the bolts on mine hava just rusted to a larger diameter than the hole it goes through. They're not coming out without OPs might not be as bad.
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