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Lower control arm bolts stuck

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by BlueFalconActual, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. Oct 7, 2016 at 7:12 AM
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    Hey all,
    Im balls deep into getting my 6112 coil overs put in but I cannot for the life of me loosen the lower control arm bolts. My impact gun wont budge them and Ive already broken a breaker bar trying to get it loose. Any tips? Is there any trick to getting the coilovers installed without having to drop the LCA?
     
  2. Oct 7, 2016 at 7:18 AM
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    Take a pic of where you have the sockets. Your probably doing the same thing I did for a second.
     
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    ^^^^^^^^ prob putting the socket on the cam tab and not the nut / bolt.
     
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  5. Oct 7, 2016 at 7:21 AM
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    Yep. The sockets go on the inside of the lower control arm.
     
  6. Oct 7, 2016 at 7:22 AM
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    Sorry if those aren't clear enough.
     
  7. Oct 7, 2016 at 7:22 AM
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    You have to loosen and tighten both front and rear from the front. If you are cranking on them from the rear they won't move. So back loosen nut, front loosen bolt, easier without skid plate on.
     
  8. Oct 7, 2016 at 7:22 AM
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    Somamabitch. The manual lied to me
     
  9. Oct 7, 2016 at 7:22 AM
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    Thanks guys!
     
  10. Oct 7, 2016 at 7:23 AM
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    Swap the sockets to the inside and a back up wrench on the outside. They should break free.
     
  11. Oct 7, 2016 at 7:24 AM
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  12. Oct 7, 2016 at 8:13 AM
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    Im about to take my daughter to school and pick up a new breaker bar. just to clarify, I need to loosen the nuts on the inside of the LCA correct?
     
  13. Oct 7, 2016 at 8:20 AM
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    Yep.

    You got this boss.
     
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    Yep, had the same exact problem. Just have to loosen the insides
     
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    You have to loosen the front bolts by the bolt(front) not nut.
     
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    Eureka!!! Thanks guys!
     
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    You had me at happy ending
     
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    I didn't remove those bolts to add new coilovers. Just remove the two bottom bolts of the spindle and it will remove it from the lower control arm.
    Push down on the lca with your weight to make room for the new coilover.
     
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    I tried that but couldn't get it to fit. I must have had Carnation Instant-Bitch for breakfast this morning.
     
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    Excellent

    No, LOL, virtually impossible on your own with a 2.5" coil over. Upper and lower stock control arm bushings are rubber torsion bushings, and need torqued at ride height anyways. There is almost no chance all four lowers get adjusted during alignment(usually backs get maxed, fronts untouched).
     
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    No pictures of the truck yet? Are you still under the truck Kevin?
     
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    Thanks again for all the help you guys. It was a total piece of cake after I got the LCAs to drop.
     
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  27. Oct 8, 2016 at 7:01 AM
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    Looks great!!!

    Glad everything went smooth for the rest of the job.
     
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    Will do. Got my alignment done yesterday afternoon, but looking at the truck head on, it looks like I have some positive camber which makes me wonder if they even did anything. Serves me right going to a place right outside of base. I'm gonna see if I can get someone else to look at it before I head off road.
     
  29. Oct 8, 2016 at 8:35 AM
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    Post your alignment sheet. If you can see it with your eyes, that would have me concerned too
     
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