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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 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

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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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Don't weld that close to your car if you're not sure, or have a fire hose on standby.
Raise car. Tie up the radiator and drop subframe. The engine will be supported by upper mounts.
Then you can use all the heat you want or sawzall the bolt out.
You will need new nut and bolts anyway.
h t t p://w w w .c o b a l t s s.net/forums/suspension-67/powells-take-replacing-bad-control-arm-bushings-301627/

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The square nut could be spinning because of a busted cage, if you have been trying for a while the threads on nut/bolt are likely fubar.
Plus your sleeve could be rusted tight on the bolt.
Just drop the frame.
 

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My sleeve was rusted tight to the bolt and I had to burn the rubber out and then heat and cool the sleeve with a torch.

First time my old cobalt had bushings done took me a ridiculous 7 hours. But it was a Sunday and I couldn't just cut the bolts out.
 
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