Stabilizer Link - What's Holding the Stud?
'07 Cobalt, FE1. The upper stud on one link was spinning. Vice grips (on the threads) wouldn't hold it enough to break the nut free. So, I cut the stud flush with the back side of the strut's flange. From the back, I can see the 'hex' cutout in the flange. The stud (and 'hex' key) spin in said cutout. But, the stud will not come out. I've tried moderate (not massive) hammering (from the backside), and wiggling/pulling with vice-grips from the front. Nada.
I don't see anything that could be capturing it.
Q1: What am I missing here?
Q2: Do I need to get a new strut, anyway? Is the 'hex' key in the link (usually) what's rounded off, or is the hole in the strut flange undone?
Last edited by ge315; 04-30-2017 at 06:07 PM.
Reason: Fix typo ('link' for 'like'