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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-07-2014, 01:25 AM Thread Starter
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Jeep 1 . Me 0, no lift today

So today I decided to start putting my 2 rc spacer lift on
And boom (luckily) first corner we started on gave us problems , and that is
Wear the install attempt ended.. I did get my wheel spacers on tho .


So here is the problem the bottom strut mount bolt
That runs through the control arm is seized to the bushing? However the bushing seems to be free. I took the back nut off and after about 30 minuets of cranking left and right with a pry bar a hammer and a torque wrench and even the nematic we were able to get the bolt to spin BUT the bushing spun also ?

Has this happend to any of you ? What do I do ?

Thanks for any and all honest help guys
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-07-2014, 11:37 AM
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same thing happened to me. i used a little heat, and a big hammer.
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Yep I am running into the same problem right now. I am trying to replace my half shafts and I have to get that bolt out, it's doing the same as yours.
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I had t h e same problem. I just kept banging on it.
Try some transmission fluid on it.
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Try 50/50 acetone and transmission fluid, just keep it off the paint.
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I ran into the same issue... Here's what I had to do: https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/...ad.php?t=31065
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Were you able to press the bushings in while the LCA's were still on the jeep? I am considering buying new LCA's and bolts. Just the 3 bushings and ball joint for lower looks to be around $80 a side plus time and energy getting out the old bushings and pressing in new. New LCA is $120.
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I ended up just getting new LCAs. Much easier and all the bushings are new.
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Thanks for the input guys think I kno which way I'll be going about it now when I get to attempting it again,, in the meantime I mite as well wait until I get me some new front struts ,,, already have the monroe load levelers ready to go for the back,, was looking at the "super lift super ride" shock absorbers for the front, the normally used monroe quick struts?? Any one using the first or have any thoughts about them
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Having worked in auto parts stores for a number of years, I'm not a fan of Monroe QuickStruts. They work if you've damaged a spring or something, but the springs they use aren't exactly OE quality and the longevity of the struts will not match OE either.

I'd recommend Bilstein struts all the way. World class.

XK Lover: I was able to press the old bushings out and new ones in with the LCA on the vehicle, I prefer to keep factory parts rather than aftermarket. Aftermarket replacement parts are nice on the wallet but they rarely ever match the quality and durability of OEM hard parts. Very few brands are worth the money if they aren't OEM, I'll run Moog without worry.

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