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i have been trying to install my diamond j front widening kit for a week now...now i cant get the bolt out from the top arm on both of them the bottom ones came out nice....i tried using a punch and hammer it out no luck. How did you guys get yours out?it moves freely with a socket, i even tried a pair of vise grips and pulling on them.this project sucks!!! diamond j insturstions blow also!!!
 

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Penetrating oil, or heat. I ended up using a small propane torch to heat up an a-arm bolt that had seized. Don't mix the two though, and good luck.
 

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Its the long bolt through the upper arm you can't get out?
 

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ok i got them out...wd-40 and a b.f.h. with a punch
 

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what is the strength of this set up
 

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I used my battery impact driver (or drill with a socket adapter) to turn it fast while pushing on the threaded end with a punch, till I could get under the head to pull. Turning reduces the friction and allows you to push the other end.
 

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+1 on the impact! its the only way to go!
 

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best solution is prevention through proper maintenance and assembly
 

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best solution is prevention through proper maintenance and assembly
Doesn't help get em out now, though... Follow this advice for the new installation.
 
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