I have the exact same bolt issue with my Rav4 trying to.
Apr 13, solo trimmed bush most of the bolts have seized in the rubber bushing sleeves. Most of them arent an issue because i can just cut them off with a cut off wheel since im replacing the whole control arm anyways. However i have a bolt seized in the bushing sleeve of the rear strut.
Im trying to get this bolt out and save him the cost of the new treedelimbing.barted Reading Time: 1 min. Aug 02, The bushing sleeve simply should come out of the CA as soon as bolt is undone. Bolt should have a self centering cone taper on the opposite to head side and go into either welded nut in subframe or threads cut in it. That area is designed for sever impacts and torque, so with hands you no way going to damage treedelimbing.barted Reading Time: 5 mins.
Feb 08, Put the long bushing on a 2 1/2 OD pivot set an angle grinder cut off disk at the middle rotate the bushing as you cut then you cut 1/2 inch depth not 3 inches. The cut will be as square as you set the pivot to the cut off blade.
Jul 27, Three handed job, have the third hand hold the bushing area on an 'anvil'. Take chisel slightly narrower than the bushing and a good rap with hammer go around the bushing in 3 or 4 places to expand it. Do Not cut through the bushing!
You are trying to expand it. Aug 27, You can try to rotate the bolt out first. If the bolt does spin inside of the bushing pin then you have a chance to take it out.
It probably has too much tension still when it’s leaning downwards like that. Eventually if you decide to cut it out you will need a press to press the bushings out and back in. Ideally, avoiding cutting is best.
I'm replacing my struts on my EL and its actually the 14mm pinch bolt that is stuck on both sides.
Nov 22, The"fork" which connects the strut to the lower control arm has a bushing that seizes a lot. as well as the compliance bushing. the rearward bushing is rare but it happens. As a tech i have a wide variety of tools to try before i start up the torch. Feb 19, You could either use the drill with an appropriate size bit to drill out the bolt, then continue with removing the bushing, or because you need you replace the bushing anyway, get a hole saw just smaller than the sleeve in the control arm and drill the whole bushing out bolt and all.