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Old 03-02-2015, 11:44 AM
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Probably from trying to start it without it being in position. Common problem, fairly easy to rectify depending on the severity. If it's the bolt, obvious solution is a replacement. If the bolt itself looks ok and it's the threads on the control arm that are the problem, depending on how bad they are, you can usually start the bolt (or the correct tap if you have a set) from the back side and run it through to clean the fouled threads up. You may need a touch of oil if the bolt's not cutting through very well, and go about 3/4 turn in and then 1/2 turn back out, repeat until you've worked through.
Itll go through 3/4ths of the way then suddenly stop. I'll take a picture but what do you think if I get somebody with an impact gun to make it go through? Or should I ask a shop if they have a spare bolt?

Josh after our ride that shit was rattling badly.

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Old 03-02-2015, 12:05 PM
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Itll go through 3/4ths of the way then suddenly stop. I'll take a picture but what do you think if I get somebody with an impact gun to make it go through? Or should I ask a shop if they have a spare bolt?

Josh after our ride that shit was rattling badly.

Is it the bolt threads or the control arm? Depending on the condition, hitting it with an impact could just compound the issue. Do you have a tap and die set?
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Old 03-02-2015, 12:06 PM
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Is it the bolt threads or the control arm? Depending on the condition, hitting it with an impact could just compound the issue. Do you have a tap and die set?
Well when we checked seem to be the threads. Three of us checked it and came to the conclusion that it was the threads. And no dont have one
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Old 03-02-2015, 12:56 PM
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Well when we checked seem to be the threads. Three of us checked it and came to the conclusion that it was the threads. And no dont have one

I assume we're talking about the bolt threads and not the control arm threads, correct? You could just get a replacement bolt and be done with it or, depending on the damage, you may be able to clean the threads with either a thread file or a die. Even if you ran a nut of the proper thread pitch down that may clean it up too. I definitely wouldn't use an impact to ram it through the control arm, if you damage the control arm threads you'll have a bigger problem on your hands.
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Old 03-02-2015, 01:08 PM
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Re: What did you do to your WK today?

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I assume we're talking about the bolt threads and not the control arm threads, correct? You could just get a replacement bolt and be done with it or, depending on the damage, you may be able to clean the threads with either a thread file or a die. Even if you ran a nut of the proper thread pitch down that may clean it up too. I definitely wouldn't use an impact to ram it through the control arm, if you damage the control arm threads you'll have a bigger problem on your hands.

We aren't sure if it's the control arm or the bolt threads. Both were kinda f'ed up. Alex I recommend getting a new bolt from the dealer and then soaking it with wd-40 and see if you can get it in. I think in impact will probably make it worse if anything


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We aren't sure if it's the control arm or the bolt threads. Both were kinda f'ed up. Alex I recommend getting a new bolt from the dealer and then soaking it with wd-40 and see if you can get it in. I think in impact will probably make it worse if anything


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Ill check it out. Can't drive with it like this for another week. The dealer in the only place?
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Ill check it out. Can't drive with it like this for another week. The dealer in the only place?

That bolt is crossed pretty bad, likely the threads in the CA as well judging by the bolt. It's the result of trying to start the bolt with pressure from the sway bar misaligning your eyelet with the mounting hole, causing it to bite and cross thread. You can get a bolt from your local hardware store, they usually have a pick-a-nut section with miscellaneous nuts, bolts, and other hardware. Take your bolt in to match up, or possibly the one from the opposite side so you can get a good match on the threads. There'll be templates and guides there to tell you your size and thread pitch. You should be able to find one to match pretty closely, won't have the smooth tip like your oem one, but it's not critical. (That's actually a design to help prevent cross threading...) I'd get a few just to have and make sure they're grade 8's. Once you've got the proper bolts, you should be able to start it from the backside of the mounting hole in your CA and slowly work it through, which should clean up any fouled threads in your CA, as long as they're not completely trashed. Once you've got the bolt running through smoothly you can attach your sway bar as it's supposed to go, I'd use a second new bolt just in case the first one got fouled at all while cutting through. When you line up your sway bar tho, use your floor jack and apply some lift to the opposite side (or same side depending on the flex of the sway bar) of the axle to flex the sway bar enough to line up, then you should be able to drive the bolt down and be done with it. Make sure you transfer or replace the washers to the new bolt so it has the same surface area and clamping force as the oem. If done right this whole ordeal should be easy to overcome and only cost you around $5... Let us know how it goes or if there's other problems.
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That bolt is crossed pretty bad, likely the threads in the CA as well judging by the bolt. It's the result of trying to start the bolt with pressure from the sway bar misaligning your eyelet with the mounting hole, causing it to bite and cross thread. You can get a bolt from your local hardware store, they usually have a pick-a-nut section with miscellaneous nuts, bolts, and other hardware. Take your bolt in to match up, or possibly the one from the opposite side so you can get a good match on the threads. There'll be templates and guides there to tell you your size and thread pitch. You should be able to find one to match pretty closely, won't have the smooth tip like your oem one, but it's not critical. (That's actually a design to help prevent cross threading...) I'd get a few just to have and make sure they're grade 8's. Once you've got the proper bolts, you should be able to start it from the backside of the mounting hole in your CA and slowly work it through, which should clean up any fouled threads in your CA, as long as they're not completely trashed. Once you've got the bolt running through smoothly you can attach your sway bar as it's supposed to go, I'd use a second new bolt just in case the first one got fouled at all while cutting through. When you line up your sway bar tho, use your floor jack and apply some lift to the opposite side (or same side depending on the flex of the sway bar) of the axle to flex the sway bar enough to line up, then you should be able to drive the bolt down and be done with it. Make sure you transfer or replace the washers to the new bolt so it has the same surface area and clamping force as the oem. If done right this whole ordeal should be easy to overcome and only cost you around $5... Let us know how it goes or if there's other problems.
Dude thank you so much ill jump into the shower right now!
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Hey fellas, I'm going to change my exhaust soon, currently running a 40 series flowmaster on stock piping, looking to get a bit more mellow. Thinking of going to a magnaflow 18", just looking for some input from the 3.7 guys on what y'all are running and opinions on exhaust notes. Vids or sound clips are even better. Thanks in advance brothers.
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Hey fellas, I'm going to change my exhaust soon, currently running a 40 series flowmaster on stock piping, looking to get a bit more mellow. Thinking of going to a magnaflow 18", just looking for some input from the 3.7 guys on what y'all are running and opinions on exhaust notes. Vids or sound clips are even better. Thanks in advance brothers.
Id like to hear the same im eunning the same as you.. Ive heard the thrush exhaust on the 3.7 sounds amazing
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Hey fellas, I'm going to change my exhaust soon, currently running a 40 series flowmaster on stock piping, looking to get a bit more mellow. Thinking of going to a magnaflow 18", just looking for some input from the 3.7 guys on what y'all are running and opinions on exhaust notes. Vids or sound clips are even better. Thanks in advance brothers.
Well for mellow I don't think you can get much better then the magnaflow. But from what your looking for my setup is out of the question. Mines raw and about as aggressive you're gonna get
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