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Old 09-08-2013, 10:53 PM   #1
SweetSetofTools
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Default '05 Outback ball joint pinch bolt p/n

My front lower ball joint pinch bolts are rusty enough to warrant replacing, but I can't find them on the parts diagram of any online Subaru parts seller.

After trying and failing to get a dealer parts guy to understand what I was talking about over the phone, I need to be looking at a parts diagram myself, or have a part number.

It's the bolt that pinches the ball joint in the strut on an '05 Outback.

Anyone know the p/n?

(Yes, I've read the many threads about using a longer bolt and a nut. My knuckle threads are intact. I just want to have non-rusted bolts in them.)
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:33 PM   #2
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Don't loosen those bolts!!!!!!

In all honesty they will probably break. I know your in Houston but your cars 8 years old. If they do not need to be replaced leave them alone. I checked subaruparts and I can't find the PN. Its a pinch bolt and its possible they only come when you buy a knuckle which would be dumb.

But if you really want to "M10x1.25"

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Old 09-08-2013, 11:49 PM   #3
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They are cheap enough from the dealer.

I say give it a go. Spray some PB Blaster on every day for a week and then give it a shot. Then use some anti-seize on the new ones.

You might as well spray some in the ball joint split to hopefully help when the time comes to replace them too.

Good luck. It probably won't be that bad.
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:54 PM   #4
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"Don't loosen those bolts" - ? How would I change the ball joints without removing the bolts?

Anyway, bolts already came out and went back in with the new ball joints, after running a tap through the threads in the knuckle to clean them, cleaning the bolts themselves really well and using a torque wrench to tighten them, rather than "good n tight" or an impact like a "professional" does.

But the shanks were rusted enough for me to decide they're compromised. Not just surface rust, heavily pitted. Guy on the Outback forum says the p/n is 901000060.
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