Suspension & Brakes - Lower Arm bolts
04-20-2009, 01:41 PM
I am relpacing my Kmember and Arms. I can not get the bolts out of the bushings in the Kmember. Would a good set of grade 8 bolts work or should i do what it takes to get those bolts out that hold the a-arms to the kmemeber?
04-20-2009, 02:47 PM
Man I actually had to get a diamond type sawzall blade to cut the original set out of my car. I replaced them with factory bolts from the dealer. They weren't that expensive.
04-21-2009, 07:39 AM
so nobody has had this problem?
04-21-2009, 08:12 AM
OK, maybe I wasn't clear in my post. Yes I had this problem. The bolt and the bushing inner sleeve rusted together. I tried all sorts of chemicals to free up the bolt. i.e. freeze off, liquid wrench, etc... The only way I was able to get the control arm out of the car was to cut thru the bolt with a diamond tipped sawz all blade.
RE AND CHERYL
04-22-2009, 02:03 AM
Those bolts rust up in a hurry. Probably 50% of all of them are rusted to some degree.