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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-05-2015, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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Need Help Control Arm Bolt Slipping

so today I go to change the Drivers control arm and I have these before. So I thought this was going to be a bolt off bolt on and done and NOPE! **** the bolt is now about 1/4 the way out and now I guess the cage bolt is let go and just spinning and I don't have a lift and can't really get in there I can get my hand and there and feel the bolt spinning.
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You will probably need to weld the bolt to the cage and try again!

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I broke the cage off and use a 1" ( 99% sure) open ended wrench to hold the nut. Worked mint.

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I Guess I'll have to cut up a 1" Mastercraft wrench
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I also had to bend a little piece of metal just a bit to get my wrench in. I used a full wrench

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I didnt have a 1" wrench that fit when I replaced mine, so I ended up cutting the control arm out, and lifting the bolt out through the top. Terrible design in my opinion. Make sure you add plenty of anti-seize when you reinstall the bolt.
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I greased mine and soaked the nut and end of the bolt with undercoating. Replaced the bushing again and it came out perfectly. Still had to hold the nut.

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Still can't get it **** sakes

---------- Post added at 09:48 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:38 AM ----------

So when I get it off how the hell will I get it back in

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Just reach your fingers up and hold the top of the nut and get the bolt started, then put your wrench on the nut and tighten.

Oh one more thing, it's not a nut like you're thinking of it, it's more of a rectangular piece of steel

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Ya it's like driving me insane ate I cut the end off a 1 inch wrench oped end I have even grinded the hell out of the sides for more clearance and still can't get it

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