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Old 11-08-2006, 06:22 PM   #1
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I m in the process of removing the rear suspension and control arms. After 11+ years the bolts have found their location quite comfortable and refuse to budge. I've tried air tools, manual tools with "mr. levarge" attatched, penatraiting oil, and sawzalls. Nothing seems to work. How do I get these old bolts out?
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Mr. Drill and Mrs. Torch? I dunno, maybe try the "Blaster" pentrant, best I've used.. ever.

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Typically I use Mr. 3/4" long handle ratchet with Mr. 5 foot jack handle on that.

ps..make sure the ratchet says Craftsman on it.
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Typically I use Mr. 3/4" long handle ratchet with Mr. 5 foot jack handle on that.

ps..make sure the ratchet says Craftsman on it.
I was using a breaker bar and a 3ft pipe. It seemed like the entire bolt was barelt spinning in place (eg, me jumping on the bar would eventually make it turna ahir, but not loosen).

I'm going to go try a few other things too, but looking for any odeas that might help expidite this proccess.
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I used an air hammer and sledge hammer to back my 95'* bolts out. It took a really long time.
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I got the nuts off on one side. They screamed bloody murder the whole way off... and my arms are killing me. I used an old torque wrench and impact socket to secure the nut while using mr leverage and full body weight on the bolt.
Now that I got the nuts off, i need to force teh bolts out of the holes... should be abit easier than the nuts... should be.
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Now that I got the nuts off, i need to force teh bolts out of the holes... should be abit easier than the nuts... should be.
It was much harder for me to back the bolt out. good luck man.
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ps..make sure the ratchet says Craftsman on it.
I have broken a 3/4 Craftsman ratchet doing that once, and it was fairly new.
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ps..make sure the ratchet says Craftsman on it.
I have broken a 3/4 Craftsman ratchet doing that once, and it was fairly new.
I've broken a couple of craftsman tools in my time.. that'* why you use the craftsman. It'* lifetime warranteed...simply bring it in broken and walk out with a new one.
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