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

If that is the case and it was already broken that IS important. I do
not believe it is a Fleet-wide problem. There have been no other
reports of this kind of incident so it must be specific conditions
related to a particular car. Even though it was broken the car was
still driveable, the parts still stayed in place. From the way it
broke and it's position I do not believe it broke from the normal
stress imposed by design. Maybe it was overtorqed, maybe it was
replaced with an inferior bolt. Further investigation would be
required to determine what did happen and if this could  be a
potential problem to the fleet. In the meantime it can't hurt for
other owners to check the bolts and see if it is more than a fluke on
one car. 
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Lawrence Lormand" <lawrencesr@...> wrote:
> 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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