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Lower strut bolt wont come out !?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by sander1036, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. Aug 6, 2011 at 1:18 PM
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    sander1036

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    So im in the process of my toytec ultimate lift and i have taken my original drivers side coilover off and am on to the passanger side and the bolt holding the bottom of the coilover will not come off.. Any advice would be awesome
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  2. Aug 6, 2011 at 1:21 PM
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    what do you mean by wont come off is the nut already off and it wont slide out?
     
  3. Aug 6, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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    Exactly the nuts off it just wont slide out ive beat on it but its not budging
     
  4. Aug 6, 2011 at 1:24 PM
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    put the nut back on till it is even with the end of the bolt and hit it with a hammer see it that work. this is just so you dont mess up the threads
     
  5. Aug 6, 2011 at 1:26 PM
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    i was using a block of wood and a heavy hammer and it wasnt doing anything
     
  6. Aug 6, 2011 at 1:28 PM
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    hmm maybe spray some pb blaster on it and start wiggling the coil back and forth to maybe break it loose?
     
  7. Aug 6, 2011 at 1:31 PM
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    ^^this
     
  8. Aug 6, 2011 at 1:31 PM
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    put your socket on the bolt and turn it while your hitting out
     
  9. Aug 6, 2011 at 1:32 PM
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    ill try wiggling the hell out of it but ive got it blasted with wd 40 and it just doesnt want to budge
     
  10. Aug 6, 2011 at 1:33 PM
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    x2
     
  11. Aug 6, 2011 at 1:33 PM
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    cant get a socket in there too much stuff in the way
     
  12. Aug 6, 2011 at 1:34 PM
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    ill go try some stuff thanks for the help guys ill be back on then if it doesnt work
     
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    move stuff :D haha jk post a picture of what exactly is goin on
     
  14. Aug 6, 2011 at 1:35 PM
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    wipe any excess wd40 etc from the area and hit it with a blow torch very briefly...the heat may help break things loose

    have you tried compressing the spring a little more as you work the bolt out? if the spring is straining the bolt laterally it could be working against you.
     
  15. Aug 6, 2011 at 1:36 PM
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    will do then dont have internet in my barn but ill get some pics up to show you guys then
     
  16. Aug 6, 2011 at 2:29 PM
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    thats what i got i cant get to budge i tried compressing the spring didnt work tried prying the a arm down didnt work its wedged in there good.. im starting to throw things :frusty:
     
  17. Aug 6, 2011 at 2:36 PM
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    pb blaster is your friend, soak it good, put the nut back on the end and hit it good, trying to unweight the shock helps too
     
  18. Aug 6, 2011 at 2:38 PM
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    BFH?
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  19. Aug 6, 2011 at 2:40 PM
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    take something like a 2x4 and push up or down on the upper controll arm the strut may still have a lot of preasure on the bolt and that may help.
     
  20. Aug 6, 2011 at 2:41 PM
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    ill try to find some, and i took all of the weight off of the shock
     
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