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Old 03-30-2013, 10:27 AM   #1
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Driver side UCA bolt

Please explain how to get it off, I'm bout to go ape shit on it ha!

In other news install is going great!!
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:33 AM   #2
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I cut the bolt heads off mine. And then there are fuel lines in the way.
Did you check out the sticky?
Here is how I got mine out.
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Got both sides done now.
Quick tip on the drivers side.
There are a few lines(red arrow) in the way of removing/installing the pivot bolt. Remove the two nuts (green arrows) with a 10mm wrench. I got some paracord and made a choker to tie the fuel lines off to the header. There was enough room to slide the bolt back in this way.

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My new UCAs didn't come with new bolts.....so unfortunately that isn't an option for me
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:57 AM   #5
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bend the sheet metal that is in the way, and punch them out(with a punch). yes, it is tight, but still doable. getting them in, you would have to coerce them in the same manner, with light taps with a hammer.
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Got it, bent the pinch weld a bit and it slid out. Was trying not to do that but oh well
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My condolences and sympathy.

Removing and replacing those bolts are the hardest part of your project by far. I remember just about wearing myself out messing with them.

The rest of the install is a breeze - as you're finding out.
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I didn't want to bend the sheet metal either, so I bought new UCA bolts from the dealer before I got the UCAs. I paid $14 each.
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bend the sheet metal that is in the way, and punch them out(with a punch). yes, it is tight, but still doable. getting them in, you would have to coerce them in the same manner, with light taps with a hammer.
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Got it, bent the pinch weld a bit and it slid out. Was trying not to do that but oh well
Yeah, wasn't it nice of Toyota to run them in backwards so you had to bend the shit out of it, you DID turn it around when you re installed .... right ???
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All done. And yea installed backwards. Plus sway bar removed.

....very pleased with my set up
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