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control arm issues...

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by ryanangelo212, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. ryanangelo212

    ryanangelo212 New Member

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    lowering my 93 coupe, the lower rear control arms are totally frozen.
    the bolts are frozen in the bushing,no use getting them off the right way, the bolts stripped and destroyed, ive tried everything to get them even an air chisel.

    ive had some friends who said they are virtually impossible to get off intact,
    so ive already bought new ones.

    now, my question is how do i get the old control arms off?
    (of course im going to ruin them in the process.)
     
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    ryanangelo212 New Member

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    PS!
    i mean i already bought the new arms!
     
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    serrilion In my own little world! VIP

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    A torch and some heat works once in awhile, could saw zal the hell out of them... lots of ways :)
     
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    BlackFrog Neighborhood Lush

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    the bolts love to seize up in the bushings. you could have gotten away with just replacing the bushings, but replacing the arms will work too, the method is the same. Either way, go to honda, get some new bolts, and then just get in there with a hacksaw, reciprocaring saw or cut off wheel and cut the bolts out. If your careful with it you ought to be able to save the arms too
     
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