[DML] Re: Front Control Arm Bolt SNAPPED WARNING
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[DML] Re: Front Control Arm Bolt SNAPPED WARNING



I am  Mechanic, All I did was put the closed end wrench on nut & 
bolt fell out of control arm!!!!! no torque or even a socket wrench 
was put on other end yet, 
Lawrence

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Dave Swingle" <swingle@...> wrote:
>
> I agree. I don't think this would have happened if there had been 
> some PB-Blaster or other penetrant on the threads first. Hard to 
tell 
> from the picture but I don't see any sign of rust where it broke. 
> Were you using an air-powered impact wrench by any chance? 
> 
> Dave S
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@> 
> wrote:
> >
> > This looks like you snapped it trying to remove it. In all 
> likelyhood
> > it would not have broken while driving. This is not a common 
failure
> > point. The most likely cause in this case was the corrosion on 
the
> > threads and while trying to loosen it, you broke it before the 
nut
> > would turn. I agree that it is a dangerous part to have fail but 
> under
> > normal conditions it is not something to worry about. ---" about 
> your bolt.
> > David Teitelbaum
> > vin 10757
> > 
> > 
> > --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Lawrence Lormand" <lawrencesr@> 
> wrote:
> > >
> > > Okay Owners,
> > > I thought I'd share this little Mishap as you might want to 
start 
> > > checking all your bolts even the treiling arm bolts before you 
go 
> to 
> > > Pheasent run no one want's anyone to get hurt or thier cars. 
see 
> pic 
> > > under control arm bolt in photo's. I was removing the rack, 
lower 
> > > control arms,tyrods, springs shocks & spindles to clean up & 
> replace
>









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