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Old 10-18-2009, 09:08 PM   #1
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How To: remove UCA (A-arms)

I am in the process of installing a Pro Comp 6" suspension lift on my 06 tacoma. I removed the A-arm on the passenger side, however, I cant remove the A-arm on the Driver side. I'm don't know much about the A-arms and am not exactly sure how to remove it. Any help would be greatly appriciated.
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Old 10-18-2009, 09:17 PM   #2
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Where are you running into problem as opposed to the passenger side? You gotta bend the inner fender a bit to get the long bolt out, remove the nut below the uni-ball/balljoint, whatever ya ca wanna call it, and hit the bolt once the nut is removed with a hammer and it should pop off!
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I am having problems getting the bolt out of the rear bushing of the driver side A-arm. I hit the crap out of it with a hammer, I used a Impact gun, breaker bar with a pipe on the end of it, all no luck. I already bent the fender for the front and removed all of its hardware. I'm afraid that its rusted on or something.
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Old 10-20-2009, 01:40 PM   #4
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i just cut the long bolt right next to the head and got new bolts from toyota... it was about $30 for the 2 bolts... was easy to get out after that and no banging on anything to get the bolts out...
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were you able to get the bolt to move at all?
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So today I just cut the bolt out and bent the frame to pull the A-arm out. The bolt is still stuck in there but that shouldn't be a problem to get out, I'm going to drill it out or maybe press it. So looking ahead I don't know how I'll be able to put the A-arms back into the new frame. The new frame is hardened steel and doesn't look like it will bend.
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