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Exclamation HELP PLEASE!!!! shock assembly/LCA

So me and my buddy are trying to install my bilstein 5100s. So far we have removed all the necessary nuts/bolts/linkage. BUT...

The through bolt that holds the shock assembly to the LCA is seized up. I got the nut off fine...loosened the bolt all the way to the point u can see in the picture. now it won't budge...forward or back. there is no pressure binding it like we thought at first. I need help cuz my truck is out of commission until i fix this!

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can you stick something small into the hole and tap on it to gradually knock it out??
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I tried tapping it out, back in. Screwing it back in....that bitch won't budge. And nothing is binding it. I don't understand. I gave up for the night. I'm extremely pissed.
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You need either a brass drift or a bolt a couple of sizes smaller, put it into the hole and pound it out with a good sized ball peen hammer, it will come out
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Put a jack under the a frame and jack it up about an inch then tap it out...
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You need either a brass drift or a bolt a couple of sizes smaller, put it into the hole and pound it out with a good sized ball peen hammer, it will come out
ok I'm going to google a "brass drift" and I will try that tomorrow. Is this a "common" problem? I'm lookin online and finding it's more common than I thought.

Am I past all the thread? so it is able to be tapped out? Because even after I got the nut off...i still had to spin the bolt to get it to that point. I didn't push it that far... I loosened it.

I was afraid to tap at first because I didn't know if there was still thread holding it in.
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Put a jack under the a frame and jack it up about an inch then tap it out...
Tried that. The thing Is i got it to the point where I know nothing is binding it.
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I just took a punch and hit it then pulled punch out...if you have 2 people have one push the bolt so it's straight then hit it out from the other side
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Sorry man, a brass drift is simply a brass punch, or even a piece brass rod, it's strong enough to hit the bolt with, but is softer than the bolt so it won't damage it, I have a dozen or so, all different sizes, handy to have around for just such an occasion
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Sorry man, a brass drift is simply a brass punch, or even a piece brass rod, it's strong enough to hit the bolt with, but is softer than the bolt so it won't damage it, I have a dozen or so, all different sizes, handy to have around for just such an occasion

I have punches..just not brass. But they will do. I went and bought some PB Blaster and soaked it. So tomorrow I will try. Thanks for the replies. Frustrated! It's such a simple install....when everything goes right. But since when does everything go right? never.
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