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Seized sway bar end link

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NINETY2, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. Oct 20, 2012 at 10:26 PM
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    NINETY2

    NINETY2 [OP] Active Member

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    OME 3" Lift (885, CB Drop, 2" non-TSB AAL) BHLM Debadged Tint allround
    So I figured I would start my lift tonight,
    And the very first bolt I went to take off is seized!
    The upper sway bar end link. I couldn't believe it!

    I've pb blasted the shit out of it, tried holding it with vice grips, tried an Allen wrench holding the stud while using a crescent. No luck with anything.

    It's an 06 taco and up here in Canada roads are salted so everything is rusted to shit.

    If I can't get it off, I'll order new end links, and cut them off when i get them.

    But I figured I would make a quick post in hopes that someone might have the answer to getting this bitch off.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Oct 22, 2012 at 8:53 AM
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    Azntrutek

    Azntrutek Well-Known Member

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    get the air/electric angle grinder with 3.5 or 4" metal cutting disk. then cut it off with the surface of the cutting disk facing the the side of the control arm/ rocker arm ( i dont know what is the name of it). if you cant cut the nut off then use a grinding disk and grind the hell out of that nut. good luck
     
  3. Oct 22, 2012 at 9:15 AM
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    speedjunkie13

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    A torch (mapp or oxy/acetylene) used with some penetrating spray after you heat it works wonders. A long as you are aware of what you are doing and aren't a dumbass it won't hurt anything. most times you can actually salvage fasteners.

    If this fails, then you can still cut it off.
     
  4. Oct 22, 2012 at 9:18 AM
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    himmie

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    We just cut some end links on the 04 4Runner last night. Got tired of fighting with it.
     
  5. Oct 22, 2012 at 9:27 AM
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    Most important part of a lift is spraying PB on every bolt & nut every day for a week before you go to remove it.

    Try heat yet?
     
  6. Oct 22, 2012 at 9:40 AM
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    cintocrunch

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    This...next is heat...next is my humangous impact gun if I can reach both sides...last is cutting...
     
  7. Oct 22, 2012 at 9:42 AM
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    danteisme

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    mine was seized as well. i actually gave up and took it to a shop, where they heated it and it came off right away...of course..
     
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