Re: Stuck eff'in clevis bolt
No luck getting it loose today, so I pulled the whole LCA out. Thankfully the frame bolts came loose with just some breaker bar leverage.
Not thrilled about chinese made stuff but looks like the mevotech MS25170 or Raybestos 507-1651 from rockauto are about the least painful way to get this back on the road quickly. Called Raybestos and they indicated it comes with all bushings and the ball joint. Near as I can tell, so does the Mevotech. That's a pretty decent price considering the bushings alone are that much.
$180, overnighted if I get the mevotech. Shipping on the raybestos is about triple (from a different warehouse). And I still have to get the bolt too if I have to cut it off. What an eff'ng pain in the butt.
Oy, all this just because the factory was too cheap to use decent materials for a simple bushing sleeve. Of course, having the italians own them does make me feel any better either...
I gave it one last try with some pickle forks (and a whole lotta hammering) and it would not budge. I managed to find the bolt and nut at a dealer a few counties away. Not as cheap as online, but I got a left/right set of them (for when the right eventually needs it) for $25. Now I'm just waiting on rockauto's overnight shipment of the LCA.