There are most likely two or three large bolts holding the strut to the.
Nov 03, cascalote tree pruning Much easier to remove the big front nut when the front end is resting on the ground. 1 1/16" and a 1" wrench are needed (IIRC). Strut rods adjust caster, but if you don't get the rods back in the approximate position the toe will be way out also.
Remove the big nut from the front of the strut rod, then unbolt the strut rod from the lower control treeclean.barted Reading Time: 6 mins. Sep 26, Wire brush all the rust fron the threads in front of the nuts, then apply penatrating oil.
Tapping the nut with a light hammer helps. Use an inch breaker bar and groan!! If all else fails heat the nut lightly with a propane torch, being careful not over heat the strut rod. Good luck. Jan 04, Lift the car about 1/8" to 3/16" off of the jackstands on one side and leave it there for a while - meaning the jack's head is only touching one side of the strut rod bushing.
Eventually the weight of the car will pop it lose and it will drop back onto the jack treeclean.barted Reading Time: 3 mins. Mar 10, VIP. Dec 23, #8. Another tip. If you decide to replace the strut rods, DO NOT unbolt them from the lower control arm until you have removed the nut from the end of the strut rod (by the bushings). To do so will make you swear up and down.
May 15, Im not sure what your calling the strut rod bushing. IF your talking about the big nut on the end of the strut rod.
A simple tweak that may fix your problems.
Hand wrench and penetrating oil. If you have the strut off and the bushing is frozen onto the strut rod shaft, soak it in diesel fuel overnight and the rubber should swell up. Id imagine your talking about the big nut. Oct 20, Brakes / Suspension / Steering. Strut Rod to Frame Bushing Removal. Thread starter eazezee; Start date Jul 21,; 1; 2; Next.
1 of 2 Go to page. Go. Next Last. E. eazezee New member. Jul 21, #1. Dollar tree contact paper clear 29, Get a large enough wrench or crescent to turn the big nuts on the ends of the strut rod and spray down the threads ahead of time so they can soak (now). The nuts do not move easily even when the bushing pressure is off of them and they are hard to move once you unbolt the rod from the LCA so loosen the bushing end nuts treeclean.barted Reading Time: 3 mins.
Nov 03, Remove the struts from the lower control arms (beware-bolts from the top are pressed into the struts, remove the nuts from below), slide the rearward bushing on then reinstall the strut and install the front side bushings. Tighten the strut rod at the control arm and adjust and tighten the front nuts on the bushings. Hope that helps. Oct 12, I have seen it refferred to as the"lower control arm strut" on the internet. The other end connects to the frame near the stabilizer bar.
The bushing at the lower control arm end is cracked and half of it has fallen out.
NOTICE: Suspension fasteners are critical parts because they affect performance of vital components and systems and their failure may result in major service expense.
I am assuming I will have to remove the whole lower control arm and have the bushing replaced. Thanks for getting back to me.