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    So I'm sure this has been asked 100's of times but my Google fu is failing me. Can anyone give me some tips on how to get the control arm bolts out? I got the nuts to come off easy enough but the bolts are stuck and it's pretty tight in there to get a punch and hammer. So what has worked for you guys?

  • #2
    If your replacing your sub frame bushings you dont need to remove the control arms. Just get a heavy chizle or an air hammer to pound them out.

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    • #3
      I have control arm bushings I'd like to replace as well.

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      • #4
        I was taking apart a very rusty subframe from a parts car. On one arm, the bushing sleeve and bolt had rusted together. When I tried to hammer the bolt out, the sleeve stayed stuck onto it and I ended up bending one of the tabs that holds the control arm. So watch out for that. I will have to cut the bolt on that one.

        Also, http://300zx.tombeauchamp.com/06_04_...overhaul.shtml

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        • #5
          Is there any way there might be a way to source the bolts local? I'm in Ohio. The outer bolts should not be a problem, but the inner ones where might I find them?

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          • #6
            These should be the part numbers, but check them before you order. Try your local Nissan dealership
            5522610V00
            5522710V00
            0122500032

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            • #7
              They kicked my ass... I ended up cutting the bolts off, then I was trying to save the sleeves to convert to poly, but even with my 20 ton press I couldn't get what was left of the bolts out of the sleeve. Only way I got it out was that my neighbor is a ferrier (horse shoes for you city folk) and had a nice forge..I stuck them in there till glowing red then hammered out the rusted bolt (still not easy).... Then cleaned up the inside with a drum grinder tool. Those were one of hardest parts of the whole build.
              Last edited by TWA88T; 05-28-2017, 08:48 AM.
              Who needs new car's, Nissan had it right 30 years ago!!!

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              • #8
                I'm gonna have to cut the bolts as well. The cam bolts were a pain to find! I have a little propane forge for some of my smithing work so that might be the way to get the bolts out of the sleeves. I have access to a press as well. So one way or another they will come out lol.

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                • #9
                  New bolts not hard to find, Steve had them at 300zxpartsforyou, can also get them from z store New.
                  Who needs new car's, Nissan had it right 30 years ago!!!

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                  • #10
                    Ok guys I have finally gotten it all apart, but I messed up the inner sleeves on the control arm bushings. Can I make them? I really don't want to spend nearly a hundred bucks on bushings that im gonna burn up anyways. So what have you guys done?

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                    • #11
                      I ended up making my own. I used 1" o.d. 1/2"I.d. shackle bushings I got from ace and had my uncle turn them down on his lathe. Then opened the two inner bushings up with a 9/16's drill bit. Everything is nice and tight and it drives well. Now I have drive line issues to sort out lol.

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