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Old 02-22-2006, 06:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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97 Tahoe... big WTF?

I know, I'll probably get flamed for this, but I'm gonna ask anyways.. And yes, I searched.

I have a '97 Tahoe, and just bought a 6" Rough Country lift. I'm currently up front working on it, and kinda hit a snag... I can't get my lower control arms out?! I've got everything else un-bolted except for the sway bar links.. and that's because the bolt's hard to get at the angle the arms are currently at. I can't seem to get the bolts out of the arms? It looks like the bolt's somehow corroded or "welded" itself to the sleeve that's in there. I've tried liquid wrench, an impact, a ratchet with breaker-bar, and a 3-lb sledge hammer.. And a combination of those (someone turning the bolt with the ratchet while I wail on the bolt with the sledge). From what I can see right now, I'm gonna have to cut the bolt off of both sides, drop the arm, and press out the old one. I'd really like to avoid that though, so any advice or even slight direction would REALLY be helpful!

Thanks guys,
Travis
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Old 02-22-2006, 06:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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got an angle grinder? get in there and see if you can get a small gap goin between the arm and bolt.

Worse comes to worse, knock the head off and drill out the bolt.....that would suck sum ass.
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