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LCA wont swing down...

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by chadderkdawg, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Aug 3, 2011 at 4:59 PM
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    chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg [OP] Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    Trying to remove my front stuts and my lower control arm wont swing down and out of the way... I've loosened the cam bolt... but its still spring loaded and wont move... Help please :goingcrazy:
     
  2. Aug 3, 2011 at 5:04 PM
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    scocar

    scocar Scouting the perimeter for weakness

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    Disconnect the sway bar?
     
  3. Aug 3, 2011 at 6:34 PM
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    first thing you have to do is get mad at it...then something will give.
     
  4. Aug 3, 2011 at 6:42 PM
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    dont you disconnect the spindle from the uca?
    i think thats how we did it on my 2nd gen
     
  5. Aug 3, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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    chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg [OP] Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    Spot on, turns out I wasn't mad enough yet, haha, success! Thanks all!
     
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    1st off, I know this is an old thread. But why start a new one and watse forum space?

    Anyway, I went to install my leveling kit this past weekend. And found that my LCA will not swing down as it should. I loosened up EVERYTHING, tried a pry bar, even gave it some really good wacks with a big hammer. It will move very slightyly down, like 1/4 inch, but spring back up like there is a force on it.

    Any insight? Am I missing something obvious?

    - Removed both knuckle bolts
    - Removed the lower strut bolt
    - Loosened LCA bolt to the frame
     
  7. Dec 1, 2015 at 7:44 PM
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    Sway bar?
     
  8. Dec 2, 2015 at 11:03 PM
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    Ever replaced your LCA bushings?
    Bolts and sleeves might have a lot of corrosion after 10 years in Ohio.
     
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