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May 13, 2014, 7:15 AM

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Pirate I have a 2003 mitsubishi outlander and the front control arm needs to be replaced. the upper bolt that goes thru the arm and into the sub frame is stuck fast tried my heavy duty impact gun and blow torch heat. the other one was done by the dealership before I bought it and it looks like it gave them grief because the bolt is not the same as on the original. any suggesions? dont want to break something off thats out of my league to repair safely

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May 13, 2014, 8:50 PM

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If heat and an impact aren't getting it to move for you, I would quit while you are ahead and take it in. Trust me, I wish I could do that, but I'm the guy everyone takes it to. If you keep going and break the bolt, you'll be hauling it to a shop on a tow truck. No fun and not cheap.


May 13, 2014, 10:40 PM

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thanks my thoughts exactly. its not like its a bolt that goes through with a nut on other side that could easily be cut off and replaced.

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