<VV> Rear Transverse Leaf Spring question
corvairduval at cox.net
Fri Dec 28 19:34:06 EST 2007
If the small bolts break you can substitute the correct length 5/16-18
bolt easily through the opening in the control arm. You could also order
the proper studs from our vendors, oops, just checked and Lon has none &
Clarks supplies bolts. _Use grade 8 bolts, nuts and lockwashers._
Drive the old stud out after it snaps off. Use a lockwasher on the bolt
head side to keep it from turning. I have done this many times with no
problem. Also use a lockwasher on the nut side. Hmmm, belt and
Keith Onchuck wrote:
>I am replacing the bushings on the transverse leaf
>spring. The three bolts that hold the upper retainer
>to the control are do not want to budge. I have them
>soaking with PB Blaster and will try again. My fear
>is breaking them off.
>If I break the bolts are they easy to access and
>replace once the upper mount is out of the way? Are
>they a carraige bolt style?
>If not I was thinking about cutting the nuts off with
>a grinder. Any insight would be appreciated.
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