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Old 12-20-2003, 07:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Drop diff to get the A-arm off???

I've got a first gen trooper and the A-arm on the pass. side is rusted pretty bad. I'm in the process of changing it out. Everything is off or loose and the snag is the rear bolt, the one that the torsion bar connects to.

I've coated it with PB Blaster, I've heated it with propane with two torches one on each end of the bolt, hit it with a 16# sledge hammer, I'm at my wit's end unless I have to drop the front diff to get a direct hit on the bolt. I have been hitting it on somewhat of an angle using a piece of flatbar.

Anyone have any experience that would be of use? Thanks guys.
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Old 12-20-2003, 04:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you don't mind getting another bolt just use a dremel or whatever and cut the bolt. I had to do this not to long ago, kinda sucks but it worked for me. Mike
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Old 12-20-2003, 04:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you don't mind my asking, how did you get to the bolt to cut it? It's frozen inside the bushing. All I cna see is the splined end on one end and the threaded end on the other. Nothing inbetween is accessible to cut.
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Old 12-25-2003, 07:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Cut it off and put a coil sprung D60 under it
Gotta love the pirate!!!
Don't know what to tell ya but you can have the one off mine
but you gotta take it off..........
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