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How the heck are these things supposed to come off? There is a hex in the middle of the bolt that is now nicely stripped. Any ideas?
 

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ironpig said:
How the heck are these things supposed to come off? There is a hex in the middle of the bolt that is now nicely stripped. Any ideas?
Next time, use more penetrating oil before you start on the suspension work... ;)

That said, you will probably need to use one of those 'nut cracker' things. It is pretty much a blade that bites into the nut and splits it, allowing you to pull it off. The other option is possibly an impact gun if you can get it in there, or some heat (after some more penetrating lube). If I remember right, there is also a bit of a place to grab near the rubber boot that you might be able to get needle-nose vice-grips on or something...

-Charlie
 

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If the bottom front one you can unbolt the bracket from the arm. Vice grips makes a thin nose pliers, might try to grip the area where the rubber grommet is. Or find someone with torch, you can drive the car with the link cut off unitl fixed.
 

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Well I have tried the torch, impact gun, pen oil, etc and finally just cut the little bas*%rds off and will get new ones. Thanks for the input though.
 
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