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Old 12-05-2010, 11:32 AM   #16
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^ ur absolutly right! went to princess auto and they only had the bolt but no tap, canadian tire didnt have any, home depo same thing, my last option would be brofasco but i didnt make it there. this needs to be conqured either on a weekend or one night considering this is my DD.
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Old 12-05-2010, 03:18 PM   #17
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Or you can use a dent puller hammer and a large washer, easily purchased anywhere and a lot cheaper.

Or you can ignore other viable solutions.
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Old 12-05-2010, 05:10 PM   #18
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My old eta subframe was SO stuck, that leverage / hammer / bashing eventually *broke* the subframe where the bushing goes, leaving about 1" of metal stuck to the body.
This is EXACTLY what happened to me. I posted pictures of my plight.

I dropped the pumpkin, control arms (with drive shafts connected still to the rear wheel bearings) and did it that way.

Do your control arm bushings if they haven't been done already. I posted pictures of what I did.
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:16 PM   #19
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Or you can use a dent puller hammer and a large washer, easily purchased anywhere and a lot cheaper.

Or you can ignore other viable solutions.
sorry i forgot to mention i baught a dent puller like u said in ur post as i couldnt find a 5/8 tap or bolt. at first i didnt have the car high enough to fit it in there, then when i had enough clearence there was no where for me to put a washer or nut because the bushings metal peice in the middle was stuck/seized to the mount per say, so there was no gap to put the nut/washer. hard to explain i guess. this week im gonna get a 5/8 tap/bolt n hopfully next weekend will be another story. i also got a torch as per your write up 2
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:17 PM   #20
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the 5/8 tap/bolt will hopfully help drop the subframe because right now its not goin anywhere
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:26 PM   #21
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I twisted and banged and hammered and it didn't go anywhere. I ended up getting one side to drop a bit and pried on it and then turned the subframe which broke the other side.

I then drilled out part of the side of the old bushing and once part of it broke off it all fell out.
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:38 PM   #22
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When you do get that out make sure to clean the holes very well. I used a small screwdriver to scrape away the oxidized aluminum. Then butter the hole with some anti-seize or grease.

Then the new parts should slip on in.
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... and don't forget to torque them!!! (120 ft lbs if I remember correctly??)
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