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Lower control arms

On my 2001 pt crusier were should cut the body to get the bolts loose in the body

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  • Anonymous May 12, 2010

    Why in heavens name would you cut into the body?

  • michael005 May 12, 2010

    Because they are inside the body and you can't get to them.



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I have same problem the rear bolt holding the lower o/s control arm is spinning :( The bolt is inside the subframe which was supposed to be held ( welded i suppose ). Any suggestions or help on this would be appreciated :)

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