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Old 06-02-2012, 11:53 AM
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Re: Cannot remove strut bolt from lower control arm.

first time i took mine apart was a real B@##H as well. Ended using a 24" breaker bar, after heating the heck out of it with a propane torch. Be careful if you heat it, not to burn through the rubber boot on your cv joint. Then i hammered it out with a punch.
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Re: Cannot remove strut bolt from lower control arm.

I dont know whey people keep getting hung up on this Clevis bolt - you shouldn't have to. The clamp bolt should come out WAY easier than the Clevis - either way. Good luck.

Personally - i would try to keep at that clamp bolt - after you get it undone - do a little prying at the back of the clamp to widen the gap some. then you might want to consider bolting the upper strut mount bolts back up to the top and hitting the clamp part down with a hammer. After that - you should be able to do like my pic and wiggle that sucker out. Best of luck today!
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Re: Cannot remove strut bolt from lower control arm.

Well the bolt itself was of course loose but the head was frozen shut. As this is my only vehicle I think I am going to look into a professional to at minimum install the struts and tackle the lift later. If I had a lot more time than the weekend I would put more effort into it. Thanks for all the help.
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Re: Cannot remove strut bolt from lower control arm.

a punch and hammer will pop that right out
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Re: Cannot remove strut bolt from lower control arm.

My brother and I did his RC 2" lift with the clevis bracket still installed. His jeep has 120k+ on it and that bolt was NOT coming out no matter how much we soaked it with PB Blast, 4ft breaker bar, hit it with air tools and heat from an acetylene torch..... it just was not enough! I guess being an '06 with 120k didn't help.

Ok so... Assemble everything (minus the clevis portion) - new strut and lift spacer. Then feed the upper half of the strut assembly into the wheel well and line up the 4 bolts up top under the hood (we installed all 4 nuts up top to help keep the weight off the strut assembly, do NOT fully tighten) Next line up the clevis bracket and the bottom of the strut the best you can. Keep in mind the tab on the back of the strut with fit into a slit on the back of the clevis bracket.

**From here on out you will need 2 people**

Once the lower portion of the strut is lined up correctly with the clevis have someone stand up on the lower control arm/wheel hub and put all their weight on it...this will flex the lower control arm down a few inches (momentarily) and allow the strut to almost drop into the clevis bracket.

The second person (with a rubber mallet) will need to hit the lower portion of the strut until it "pops" into place with the clevis bracket (we used alot of WD40 here to help lubricate the two) Mind you it took 3-4 attempts putting weight on the lower control arm/wheel hub (while hitting the lower portion of the strut) to get just enough clearance for the strut to pop into place and finally be in the clevis bracket.
*We got lucky with my lift install as i only had 35k on the clock and those bolts came out like butter*

Once finished crack open a beer and get ready for the second side!


I hope that helps!!
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Re: Cannot remove strut bolt from lower control arm.

+1 on the punch and hammer. My clevis bolt was rusted through, just kept spraying WD40 and hammering the hell out of it with the punch. Eventually it came out but watch when it does because the strut assembly will slide down real fast and could tear your cv boot
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Re: Cannot remove strut bolt from lower control arm.

okay IDK if this has been said already, but that bolt seems to be welded to that peice of metal.........when i did my rc lift i had to get that thing out, and it took a bit of brain power LOL. Just look on the other side...the other side of the bolt is the one that is most likely to budge. I had to use a jack to pop that thing loose. its really a tough one.
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