Rusted front cradle for LSS - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Oldsmobile When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-09-2011, 08:09 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
millhand is on a distinguished road
Default Rusted front cradle for LSS

I have a 98 Olds LSS that needs a new steering rack. While loosening the front cradle, 2 of the 4 bolts where so rusted that they broke off inside the cradle. Is there a way to repair this or do I haul it to the junk yard?
millhand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2011, 08:14 PM   #2
Senior Member

True Car Nut
 
sseidriver97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Portage mi
Posts: 7,124
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
sseidriver97 is on a distinguished road
Default

You can fix it but to better assist you i need some pics.Do you mean the bolts broke off in the body or the bushings fell apart?
sseidriver97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2011, 08:21 PM   #3
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
millhand is on a distinguished road
Default Rusted cradle

Quote:
Originally Posted by sseidriver97 View Post
You can fix it but to better assist you i need some pics.Do you mean the bolts broke off in the body or the bushings fell apart?
They broke off in the body, one from each side. The other two will come out and can be tightened back up.
millhand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2011, 08:23 PM   #4
Senior Member

True Car Nut
 
sseidriver97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Portage mi
Posts: 7,124
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
sseidriver97 is on a distinguished road
Default

IF they are the front two of the rear four you can accesses them thru a small hole in the front of that area on the body.If they are the rear most two you may have to pull your carpet and cut part of your floor to access them from the top.That is if a extractor or left handed drill bit dont work for ya
sseidriver97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2011, 08:28 PM   #5
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
millhand is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sseidriver97 View Post
IF they are the front two of the rear four you can accesses them thru a small hole in the front of that area on the body.If they are the rear most two you may have to pull your carpet and cut part of your floor to access them from the top.That is if a extractor or left handed drill bit dont work for ya
Thanks, I'll investigate you repair.
millhand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2011, 08:36 PM   #6
Senior Member

True Car Nut
 
sseidriver97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Portage mi
Posts: 7,124
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
sseidriver97 is on a distinguished road
Default

Alright let us know what you find and if we can do anything more for ya
sseidriver97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2011, 12:27 PM   #7
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
SignOfZeta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: New Milford, CT
Posts: 2,284
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
SignOfZeta has a spectacular aura aboutSignOfZeta has a spectacular aura about
Default

Moved to Oldsmobile Mechanical & Maintenance.
SignOfZeta is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Engine cradle front cross brace enslow 1992-1999 8 01-03-2010 01:16 PM
advise on breaking loose a rusted fuel filter? NERV 1992-1999 18 12-16-2005 06:28 PM
Rusted hole above right rear tire LuxuriesPremier Detailing & Appearance 8 09-28-2005 02:24 AM
rusted strut towers, dangerous? bonnie90se Oldsmobile 5 10-15-2004 11:08 PM
Anyone have rusted front door pillars? bonnie90se 1987-1991 8 05-17-2004 12:37 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:53 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.