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02 sebring 2.7 limited convertible, a-arm lower control arm bolt wont clear transmission


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fleetwood76
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Aug 29, 2018, 1:33 PM

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02 sebring 2.7 limited convertible, a-arm lower control arm bolt wont clear transmission Sign In

I am changing out lower control arms on daughters 2002 chrysler sebring limited convertible. got the passenger side out fine. on the drivers side, the back horizontal bolt is loosened and ready to come out, but the head hits the body of the transmission. was wondering what the best way to solve problem.

I am thinking either the transmission will have to be raised or the subframe lowered. Looking for an easier solution or which is best.

thanks,
andy


fleetwood76
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Aug 30, 2018, 9:14 AM

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Re: 02 sebring 2.7 limited convertible, a-arm lower control arm bolt wont clear transmission Sign In

fyi, I had to loosen motor mount and jack up tranny about an inch, then had to lower subframe about a half inch, and finally used dremel to notch out a bit of the bolt flange and voila. I don't know if it was text book, but it got the job done.


Tom Greenleaf
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Aug 30, 2018, 9:22 AM

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Re: 02 sebring 2.7 limited convertible, a-arm lower control arm bolt wont clear transmission Sign In

Can't argue with what worked if it didn't compromise the strength of the bolt.
Thanks for the report that you got it done,


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fleetwood76
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Aug 30, 2018, 11:02 AM

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Re: 02 sebring 2.7 limited convertible, a-arm lower control arm bolt wont clear transmission Sign In

Just ground enough to clear knob on tranny. should still provide the washer effect it had, could always put in a thin washer to be sure. the job was a bitch, but since they wanted a grand to do it. It was worth it.


Tom Greenleaf
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Aug 30, 2018, 12:18 PM

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Re: 02 sebring 2.7 limited convertible, a-arm lower control arm bolt wont clear transmission Sign In

Just make sure it's right when in place can't hit anything. Cussing and use of the worst language you can muster keep people away while working a lot of stuff is a total pest that should be so easy - NOT!


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