Help - Front Lower Control Arm Bolt

Discussion in '2005+ Mustang GT 4.6L Tech' started by scramblr, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. scramblr

    scramblr Senior Member S197 Team Member

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    How do I get this bolt out of here? BMR K-Member. Bolt turns with a breaker bar. How do I pull it out of there?

    Figured out that I "think" the bolt is seized to the sleeve in the bushing and that's what's turning. The right side came off no problem. Did some reading on seized bolts in bushing sleeves and didn't like what I read. LOL. Any ideas?

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  2. Wes06

    Wes06 forum member

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    tried hitting it with a purse?
     
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  3. scramblr

    scramblr Senior Member S197 Team Member

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    HA, cute. Yes, I've beat the shit out of it the best as possible with the room available. Damn thing won't budge. I'm just going to cut it off.
     
  4. jewc75

    jewc75 forum member

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    Alex, did you get it?
     
  5. scramblr

    scramblr Senior Member S197 Team Member

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    Getting there. Freaking bolt is thick. Using a reciprocating saw and a Diablo Torch carbide teeth blade. About half way through the bolt.
     
  6. scramblr

    scramblr Senior Member S197 Team Member

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    That was a bitch. Now to find a new bolt.

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  7. 07 Boss

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    Glad you got it off. A little late and that is probably too wide but I've use a ball joint or tie rod separator tool many a time to push a stuck bolt through.
     
  8. scramblr

    scramblr Senior Member S197 Team Member

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    Looked at that too, even tried a big C clamp, but don't think I had enough room due to the steering rack. What I'd give for an electric steering rack to just unplug and remove. LOL
     
  9. bl817

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    I have an EPAS unit off a 13' GT if your interested, from a low mileage coyote swap.
     
  10. scramblr

    scramblr Senior Member S197 Team Member

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    I've never researched the possibility of it working on an 06 or what's required for the swap. I'll do some research.
     
  11. bl817

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    search "Lito" on this site, he has done it and has a write up.
     
  12. scramblr

    scramblr Senior Member S197 Team Member

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    Yep, ran across some of those threads. Reading through them now. Thx...

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  13. RED09GT

    RED09GT Senior Member S197 Team Member

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    Same thing happened with both of my rear lower control arms on my svt focus.
    Cutoff wheel in an angle grinder was the only way. I tried a ball joint press, rigged up a setup for a 7 ton puller, heat (caught the bushing on fire), slide hammer-nothing worked. I accepted reality and got to cutting
     
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  14. scramblr

    scramblr Senior Member S197 Team Member

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    Yeah, I started watching videos about numerous ways to do this and I said the hell with that. Reciprocating saw, good blade and cut the bitch off. LOL BMR did take care of me with a couple of new bolts which come in tomorrow.
     
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