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Old 11-23-2012, 09:32 PM
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Default Need help! Front struts! Work in progress!

So I undertook the mission of swapping out my front struts today. We're going on about 8-9 hours and still not done.

I have both sides tore down to the infamous lower strut bolt that won't budge. No problem....I cut the fork off the strut, beat out the bushing and heated the place where the bushing goes into the lower control arm.....to my dismay, it stopped about 1/4" from where it needs to be and now won't budge. I'm afraid to put too much heat to it again and ruin the new bushing....

ANY advice, suggestions, etc. would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:13 AM
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REALLY!? Nobody has anything to say??? Never been in a similar situation?
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Any way you can upload a pic. I believe I know exactly what you are talking about.
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Done deal. Rented a tool from Advance Auto Parts and drove it in the rest of the way. Also drove the other side in like 2 seconds! Thanks tho!
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