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    Default Went for alignment - seized bolt!

    Lower bolt on drivers size is seized... They didn't want to force it as they broke a vectra one yesterday... Nut comes off...

    Off to my mechanic now to see if can get it off, anyone foresee any issues. Really dont want it breaking so have to replace the lower arm.

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    I would have thought applying some heat will help shift it.

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    Mates busy I just rang him and he said same... Gonna take it in at 3.

    Now can't get car aligned till next week.

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    Double...

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    That's a ****ter mate ....blast it with penetrating fluid to give it some help

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    Check my thread out on it lol. Was totally stuck took a lot of grief to remove
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    Quote Originally Posted by plasma View Post
    Check my thread out on it lol. Was totally stuck took a lot of grief to remove
    God... Better not come to that or I'll be well pee'd off.

    What methods had you tried previously?

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    Mate before you try heat you can get something called freeze and release its a loctite product that will do it use it on the machines and landys on opencast cos they constantly seize. Try heat as last resort

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Red View Post
    Mate before you try heat you can get something called freeze and release its a loctite product that will do it use it on the machines and landys on opencast cos they constantly seize. Try heat as last resort

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    Where do I get that from, is it a well know product? If so I have a couple of car places that may stock it...

    The nut comes off its just the ****** bolt...

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    Dean (plasma) had the same problem fella the bolt had welded itself in there and is still in the bush he showed me
    Last edited by chrisvectra; 30th March 2012 at 16:23. Reason: 9
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