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lower a-arm bushing removal tips/help needed

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    lower a-arm bushing removal tips/help needed

    hey guys, my friend requested your help on his 97 z28, he is replacing the lower left a-arm bushing, the rear one i believe, he cant figure out how to get the bolt out, and he was wondering if any of you expert techs had any ideas on how to do it!! thanks peoples

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    he's using a air hammer and it still wont come out.....

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    Heres an install guide from fbody.org:

    For lower control arms, only remove one at a time or the axle will rotate and you'll have a fun time puting it back.


    Step 7
    Jack up car by differential housing so that it is not resting on the jackstands. I know the instructions tell you to only "lift up slightly with jack", but thats BS. The bolts were IMPOSSIBLE to get off with that weight, tension, on the control arm bolts. Just lift the car by the diff. Bolts come out fairly easily.
    Take off the rear bolts first.


    Step 8
    Remove front bolts.
    LCA is likely stuck in place with grease/dirt.
    Use a wedge to remove.
    Clean brackets/bolts/nuts.


    Step 9
    Slide in new LCA with the grease fittings down.
    Front part first, bolt in.
    Rear should swing up to bracket. If not, loosen front bolt and swing rear up.
    Bolt in rear.


    Step 10
    Repeat for other side.

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    was this the one on ls1tech where he ended up torching the bolt that was frozen into the bushing sleeve?

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    Not sure...just googled it lol.

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    i was asking the original poster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    i was asking the original poster.
    Oh, thats what I thought, so I waited for a day to respond if he didn't lol.

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