Question about 2001 Buick LeSabre
How do i get the bolts out of the rear lower control arm? the outer bolt has about 3/4 inch of space between the bolt head and the body. the inner bolt has about 3/4 inch clearance between the head and the gas tank. the bolts are about 3 1/2 inches long. There doesn't appear to be enough room to get them out. What am I missing?
These wear originally bolted up before the gas tank was in so i'm sorry but you are going to have to drop the tank, once have the othe rbolt loose its a case of wiggleing the arm/bolt until its out,who ever said cars where a joy to work on was probably mad !!!!
Posted on May 15, 2014
Testimonial: "Sadly, it's not just the gas tank in the way, the outer bolt is between the body and the "frame rail" so the whole rear suspension has to drop to remove the two bolts. Come to think of it, the whole rear suspension has to drop to get the tank out."
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I just did this job on my 98 regal, and I own the service manuals also. The lower control arm bushing that usually goes, is the front one. The rear one doesn't usually go, it is horizontally mounted. The front one for some reason is vertical. The control arm must be removed, and put in a vise. The front bushings outer metal sleeve, must be driven out with a chisel. It comes out easily. The new bushing can be tapped in with a hammer. Hope this helps!
Posted on Mar 01, 2009
the bolts you are looking to remove are located on the top of the light housing. It only takes 2 of them to remove the housing. One is about 6 to 8 inches long, and the other one is much shorter than that. Just unscrew and remove them, and pull the housing straight out.
Posted on Aug 31, 2009
Testimonial: "Thanks a bunch!"
SOURCE: I have taken the oil
Did you remove the catalytic converter, and motor mount? Lots of stuff has to come off to get this pan out. :o(
Negative battery cable Throttle body air inlet duct Engine mount struts Accessory drive belt
Catalytic converter from the right exhaust manifold Right front wheel Right side splash shield Oil filter and discard A/C compressor bracket and reposition the compressor Power steering oil cooler pipe brackets from the frame Engine mount bracket bolts Lower engine mount nuts Torque converter cover Oil level sensor electrical connector Oil level sensor
Right side frame bolts and loosen the left side bolts Engine mount and bracket Oil pan
Posted on Nov 21, 2010
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Coil Spring Rear Suspension
Fig. Checking wheel bearings for excessive play
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Removal & Installation
Fig. Removing the oil seal (inner)-LS 430
Fig. Removing the oil seal (outer)-LS 430
Snapring from inside the axle housing Bearing from the axle housing
Fig. Installing the oil seal (outer)-LS 430
Backing plate to the axle housing. Do NOT install the bolts or nuts at this time. Inner race (inside) to the axle housing Axle hub to the axle housing Backing plate in position. Tighten the bolts and nuts to 43 ft. lbs. (59 Nm). New oil seal (inner) to the axle housing. Coat the oil seal lip with multipurpose grease.
Fig. Installing the oil seal (inner)-LS 430
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Fig. Exploded view rear carrier assembly, hub and bearing-
Fig. Exploded view rear Axle carrier and hub assembly-ES 330
Removal & Installation
Strut & Coil Spring
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