Rear lateral control arm bolt

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Rear lateral control arm bolt

Post by MikeyG » Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:56 am

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Hey guys,

Not even sure what I'm hoping for but this nut is driving me crazy. Its the left rear lateral control arm. Its rounded, and I cant get an angle grinder/hacksaw anywhere near it because of the ridiculous shaped metal around it. I'm not sure what response I'm looking for, even just a few positive words of encouragement or a subtle compliment might help it come loose.

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Re: Rear lateral control arm bolt

Post by mojo98 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:32 am

agree not the best place to try and remove the bolt from,
only tried once but couldn`t remove it, but at the time it didn`t matter as i was breaking the car, so that was the only part i left on the car, i know that doesn`t help you but

have you tried heating up the nut ?

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Re: Rear lateral control arm bolt

Post by cpt black » Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:20 pm

Use a nut splitter to crack it and then turn the bolt and split on the opposite side
or just drill the nut if you don't have one,i was lucky and got mine off but I wd 40,d
mine for 2 weeks then used a breaker bar wedged on the floor and a socket on the bolt

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Re: Rear lateral control arm bolt

Post by MikeyG » Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:15 pm

mojo98 wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:32 am
agree not the best place to try and remove the bolt from,
only tried once but couldn`t remove it, but at the time it didn`t matter as i was breaking the car, so that was the only part i left on the car, i know that doesn`t help you but

have you tried heating up the nut ?
Its right beside the fuel tank so I'm not comfortable heating it up.

The nut splitter is a good idea, I'll try that tomorrow.

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