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Old 07-19-2008, 12:30 PM   #1
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Default How do I remove lower camber bolts? (Ingalls)

After an hour of trying, I've all but given up.

What is the trick to removing aftermarket camber bolts fron the lower hole of the front suspension? I can't for the life of me get them to come out. It's already loose, but the lobe seems to be caught on something. Is there an orientation for the upper/lower bolt needs to be in order for it to slide out?

Any help is appreciated.
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Old 07-19-2008, 12:39 PM   #2
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No no no, it's already loose, but the lobe seems to be getting stuck on something. Is there some orientation the top/lower bolt needs to be in order for it to slide out?
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sounds to me like the lobe is caught on the strut/hub connection. I would try removing the upper bolt so that you can jiggle the hub around some more. I would say have a friend push on one side while you rotate the bolt. At some point around the turn it should pop out.
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sounds to me like the lobe is caught on the strut/hub connection. I would try removing the upper bolt so that you can jiggle the hub around some more. I would say have a friend push on one side while you rotate the bolt. At some point around the turn it should pop out.
Tried that already, no luck. The other side just popped out with a hammer. I've tried with the top bolt in/out, someone pushing/pulling and me turning the lobe slowly while whacking with hammer. Every possible combination. I even tried sticking a jack underneath to raise it a few mm to no avail. These things are going straight into the garbage once they're out.
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try putting something in the upper hole (screwdriver) to take the load off the lower bolt. It should come right out
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It's not that hard, you just need to get the angle correct. I'd stick the upper bolt back in to help line things up. Then figure which direction the cam is pointed (rotate the bolt) then work the bolt so the camless side is against the strut bracket. It needs some delicacy, not a hammer.
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I tried the delicate method all morning, but in the end the hammer worked best. Both are now out. Key was to put the stock in the top at full negative, then rotate the lower for full negative camber as well. Left side came out real easily, it was the right side that put up a fight.

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