Help, stuck control arm

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by D & B, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. D & B

    D & B Guest

    I got a 97 Saturn. I am replacing the lower control arms/ball joints. The
    problem is the right side arm is stuck to the frame.
    The bolt is rusted to the metal sleeve inside the rubber at the end of the
    arm so it just keeps turning and won't come out.
    Does anyone have any ideas to get this thing off?
    Please any ideas would be welcome.
    Thanks, Bob
    D & B, Jul 1, 2005
  2. D & B

    user Guest

    There was a thread on this last year or so. I ended up doing as
    one suggested, using a miniture cutoff wheel on a dremel tool.
    Basically, I split the sleeve into sections and it still was one
    tough job for this diy'er. Ended up needing a package of the
    wheels but it did the job. Search google.... & Good luck!
    user, Jul 1, 2005
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    bothrops Guest

    i had the same problem, first i cut the control arm off a couple of inches
    away from the cradle,with a cutoff wheel. Then with a sawzall i cut the
    cradle bolt off on the inside of the cradle on right side, and then i cut
    the other side off on the outside and pryed the control arm out. i hope
    thats clear it only took an hour goodluck
    bothrops, Aug 12, 2005
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