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lburner
05-29-2008, 12:36 AM
i made a bobo today trying to remove my strut rod from the axle carrier. How do i fix this now???????

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Galcobar
05-29-2008, 04:43 AM
Oh crap, that's going to be fun...

Actually, might not be too bad. The strut rod is held on by a nut on the other end, there's no threading inside the rod itself. You should be able to punch the bolt out. Might make it easier if you jacked the axle carrier up a bit.

lburner
05-29-2008, 03:49 PM
ill try that.....

lburner
05-30-2008, 01:27 AM
Oh crap, that's going to be fun...

Actually, might not be too bad. The strut rod is held on by a nut on the other end, there's no threading inside the rod itself. You should be able to punch the bolt out. Might make it easier if you jacked the axle carrier up a bit.

didn't work

Shadowlife25
05-30-2008, 01:30 AM
I can't make out a single thing from those pics....

Galcobar
05-30-2008, 02:25 AM
To put it mildly, those bolts are tight in that bushing -- I was cranking a good fifty foot-pounds just to thread the bolt into the nut, never mind torque it (only requires 63 ft-lbs, actually).

I'm assuming that you snapped the bolt head off from under the car. To get the bolt all the way out you'll have to remove the rear brakes as the dust cover/backing plate gets in the way.

PB Blaster is your friend with this -- and a good punch, not a screwdriver.

alltracman78
05-30-2008, 03:06 AM
The bolts shouldn't be that tight when new.
Normally however that particular bushing is closest to the road, and picks up salt and dirt, and tends to seize the bolt to the inner sleeve.

Depending how badly the bolt is siezed to the sleeve, you might or might not be able to get it out.
I've had them siezed so badly I had to drill almost the entire length of the bolt just to be able to hammer it out.

You might have to remove the entire axle carrier to extract this. Be careful when you do, the other bolts can also seize and break, though not as likely.
Also, FYI you can't buy just the bushings/bearings or sleeves, so don't damage them when you're extracting that, or you'll end up needing a new axle carrier.

lburner
05-31-2008, 01:28 AM
its seams that every thing in the rear suspension is siezed up.

so some bp blaster, remove the entire axle carrier, hammer with a punch and if that doesnt work just cut the dam thing off iight?

lburner
05-31-2008, 01:39 AM
o and for the Blaster Product what one do i get? they have so many

lburner
05-31-2008, 01:43 AM
ook the on that has bp on the can :smokin: