how to remove a stubern nut / lower control arm

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  1. 273 ball

    273 ball Well-Known Member

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    image.jpg hi i have a stubern nut that is on the lower controal arm and bolts to the k frame. . What is the best way to remove it
     
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    You use a Channel Lock plyer, or bigger vice grip on the back end of the shaft, going up between the lower control arm, and the crossmember, clamping down on it, keeping it from twisting.
    Easy, peasy.

    Then a 15/16 six point socket on the end of a 1/2 inch breaker bar, or big 1/2 drive ratchet, and then go at it.
    Or, one of these will zap it off very quickly.

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    • Frnknsteen

      Frnknsteen FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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      We used a small pipe wrench we could fit between the K-frame and the LCA. It bit in and helped us hold the shaft while we were taking it loose.
       
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      • Sedanman

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        If you leave tension on the t bar adjusting bolt it shouldn't spin. I just use a 1/2 ratchet from below. A little heat will help too