Lower Control Arm Help

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  1. misl302

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    Hey everybody,

    I'm trying to disconnect my rear lower control arm from the axle (installing coilovers) and am having a really hard time removing the bolt that holds the arm to the axle. I got the nut off but the bolt just spins when turning and I can't get a swing at it with a hammer to punch it out because the brakes (drums) are in the way. Anybody have a helpful hint? I don't want to remove the drums just to get room to swing the hammer.

    Thanks.
     
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    RacEoHolic330 I like to dress like a pretty girl SN Certified Technician

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    Did you already remove the rear springs? You need to relieve the load from the control arm. Once you do that, it 'should' slide out.
     
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    I have a jack under the control arm lifting up just a bit to relieve the spring pressure. I am trying to remove this bolt so I fully lower the arm to remove the spring. These bolts have been there for 20 years!
     
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    You might be able to run it out with a electric impact gun and use a screw driver to pull/pry the head out.
     
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