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Frozen Cam bolts

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by TylerVG, Oct 12, 2018 at 3:57 PM.

  1. Oct 12, 2018 at 3:57 PM
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    Hey everyone,

    I tried to get my truck lined up a few days ago and they said the Cam bolts are rusted to the bushing's. Not exactly what I was hoping to hear lol. I guess my options are new lower control arms, cam bolts. Has anyone found a way to press the bolt out and just replace the bolts? or should I try to just replace the bushings and the bolts? Hoping for some suggestions on this one lol.
     
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    You could try some good penetrating oil like Kroil, but I’m thinking replacements are coming.

    If you do in fact need new cam bolts, this time use some anti seize.
     
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    Double Like on this...
     
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    He might get lucky. When I heard about the alignment cams rusting solid, I remedied that rather quickly. Cost me an alignment, but one of mine was pretty tight.
     
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    I like PB Blaster too. Do they still make "3 in 1" oil? That used to be great stuff. I'm old....is Monkeywards still open? Joking of course.
     
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    Acetone, ATF, and penetrating oil. Put some one every day for a week. Then hit them with some heat and give it a try with a breakerbar with a long pipe or an air ratchet. Make sure you're working on the nut first to get it loose then try to free up the bolt.
    If that doesn't work then get them cut out and replaced and cost them with sometime and some never seize
     
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    I used a balljoint press to get them out. Mine were seized pretty badly, too. I put new OEM bolts in with a bunch of anti-seize.
     
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    I've always used a ball joint press as well. Not a fan of most penetrating oils, as they are advertised. The best lubricant I have ever used is TriFlow. For my many experiences of not being able to get 3 in 1, PB Blaster, etc., to work, that stuff has never let me down. For years, I couldn't get a super heavy shower door to stop squeaking. Then I applied triflow, 1 year ago. Problem solved. And no, I don't work for them! Good stuff, available at most Ace Hardware locations or Amazon.
     

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