It's just the bolt heads that are stuck. I can wiggle the bracket and the control arm. Wasn't sure if the bolt was threaded into something on the bushing or bracket. I work nights so I had to go get some sleep, soaked it in more pb blaster so I'm hoping that helped. Looks like I may have to cut them out. Every bolt under there is or was stuck. So much for a quick fixDead blow hammer might help. Wiggle the arm a little. Try putting a jack under the arm if needed.
Ya I think I'm going to have to cut them out. I can actually turn them about a face each way with my impact but theyre not coming out. I also noticed I put a hole in the inner tie rod boot from the torch. Awesome. Can't get the bolt out of the lower ball joint either.Had the same problem with my 2005 at 103K miles - I used the saws all to cut mine out - and replaced the bolts with PRG and the lower control arms with the MOOG problem solver. These have new bushings and ball joint already installed for you and the ball joint has a grease fitting
Got one side finished today. Went and bought a saws all and a bunch of blades. Cut the lowers out in no time then went to the hardware store for bolts. Started on the other side but ran out of blades. Have two left to cut out. One on the lower and one on the upper this time. Oh and had to go pick up an inner tie rod tool cuz my crescent wasn't big enough. What a freaking pia. My back and my hands are killing me.
I can't believe how stuck those are. I zipped the nuts off no problem but the bolts and bushings melted together.
Thank to everyone for the help. This site has saved my *** many times.
Well they actually fit pretty good. No play. Plus put thread lock and lock washers on them also. Oem bolts were like 50$ per. The only issue I had were the ones I had to get for the lower ball joint. They didn't want to go through because of contact with the ball joint.Don't know if you should just put hardware store bolts in there. You might get some play / vibration or backing off of the nuts. If you're replacing the bolts you might consider either oem from the dealer or adjustable cam bolts from amazon, TAP, PRG, etc..
Well they actually fit pretty good. No play. Plus put thread lock and lock washers on them also. Oem bolts were like 50$ per. The only issue I had were the ones I had to get for the lower ball joint. They didn't want to go through because of contact with the ball joint.
Time will tell. I'm going to do my breaks in a few weeks and I'll check them then.
Yep I took it in the next day after I finished. Drives great now. Can really tell a difference on the hiway. Also put in new u joints on the front shaft.That's good to here. Glad you got it all put back together. BTW cam bolts are about $70 - $80 for all 4. Did you happen to get the alignment checked after you put those in? Doubt that it is but if it's off you might just want to put the cam bolts in there.
Yes. I replaced everything. Upper and lower control arms, inner and outer tie rods and both half shafts. Had to replace all but one control arm bolt because I had to cut them off. They were stuck in the spacers. Then I got it aligned.A little confused here, I thought the lower control arm bolts are the cam bolts used for front end alignment. Have you had the front end aligned?
A little confused here, I thought the lower control arm bolts are the cam bolts used for front end alignment. Have you had the front end aligned?