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      08-04-2019, 05:09 PM   #1
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How do you loosen rear LCA rear bolt/nut? (and possibly other questions)

Hi Guys

I'm in the process of swapping out my original springs and struts with the Bilstein B12 kit.

I was wondering how everyone was able to loosen the rear lower control arm rear bushing bolt to drop the control arm. I have the vehicle on stands and I've found trying to loosen the bolt with a standard socket and box wrench pretty difficult to get enough leverage laying on ground. I've also tried a breaker bar and hit it with some PB-50.

Thanks in advance, I'm sure there are more questions to come. I'm trying to get at least the rear suspension does this weekend.
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      08-04-2019, 11:38 PM   #2
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Problem solved. Ended up running out to get an impact wrench to break it loose. I hadn't realized what the eccentric washers were doing with the control arm, took me a little while to figure it out and finally let the control arm swing loose. Not looking forward to seeing how messed up my alignment is.

I've got everything re-assembled up to the struts. I'm having a super hard time compressing the rear struts by hand to slide it back into the wheel well/mounting points. I've tried putting my full body weight (165lb) into it and it doesn't seem to want to move. How have you guys done it?

Thanks in advance.
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      08-05-2019, 12:55 PM   #3
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Problem solved, hadn't realized bumpstop was in the way and adding additional resistance to compression.

Facing the problem of strut rebounding before I'm able to squeeze it into position.
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