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Old 08-12-2011, 04:00 PM
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PB didn't seem to do anything last week when we tried it. Guys @ the local dodge dealer seem to think if the bolts seized up the bushing is screwed. We could only get a 1/4 turn on the bolt, the bushing would twist than both would twist back when let go.
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Struts are on ! Dodge dealer gave me the wrong bushings, but we didn't need them anyways. Had to use a torch & impact gun to free the bolts. Both sides were seized pretty good.
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I did this too just a few weeks ago, we ended up grinding a flat spot on the steel so we could get some vice grips on it, then used penetrating oil and a torch to free the bolt. Wrecked 3 pairs of vice grips! Glad to see you got them out!
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My mechanic is afraid to ruin the bushing so he wont beat the bolt out is he crazy or should I tell him to Beat that thing out. He did get the nut off on L & R sides but the bolts wont move.
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My mechanic is afraid to ruin the bushing so he wont beat the bolt out is he crazy or should I tell him to Beat that thing out. He did get the nut off on L & R sides but the bolts wont move.

Hammer didn't work for me. Even using a cutting torch to heat up the bolt, the impact gun still had problems getting it to break free.
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