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How To: remove UCA (A-arms)

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by davisr_86, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. davisr_86

    davisr_86 [OP] DVAN

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    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.
    Thanks,
    Davis
     
  2. johnny12345

    johnny12345 Well-Known Member

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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!
     
  3. davisr_86

    davisr_86 [OP] DVAN

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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.
    thanks again,
    Davis
     
  4. HOSS454

    HOSS454 Well-Known Member

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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?
     
  6. davisr_86

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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.
    Thanks for the help so far,
    Ryan
     
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