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Sep 8, 2015, 8:28 AM

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Hello. Gotta problem as im a little inexperienced with this line of work.

Basically in short, the sway bar end links broke while taking the nut off. Ill try to post a picture to help show you what im talking about.

Any help as to how i can get the bolt removed would be appreciated. Currently it just spins along with all the bushings. The bolt is snapped above the bottow bushing and nut. Its no longer attached to the lower control arm however like i said, the bolt just spins with the remaining bushings. If i use something to grab the actual link and hold it in place... the bolt spins but it also spins the lowest bushing that remains. I cant find a method to hold it in place or i believe it would come out.

Thank you again,

Ultimate Carjunky / Moderator
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Sep 8, 2015, 9:05 AM

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Cutting them off with a wiz wheel or torch is probably the easiest and quickest method IMO.

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Tom Greenleaf
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Sep 8, 2015, 9:29 AM

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Ditto - easiest is cut them off as they almost all break leaving bolt stuck hard in sleeve.
If no cut off tool or torches you can try to open that sleeve with a punch if slotted (some are) enough to open it with what works, screwdrivers or what you have and work it out. PB helps with this crap too - some just welded with rust,


(edit in) Look a new one and you'll see how it stuck. It isn't coming out with that sleeve still on it!

(This post was edited by Tom Greenleaf on Sep 8, 2015, 9:31 AM)

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