So I bought new struts and shocks for my bird, took a day off and figured
that would be enough time to at least get the front end done. Of course my
downfall was that I did not take Murphy's law into consideration.
Everything was going well until I got to the shock-to-lower control arm
bolt. The nut came off with some effort (I had to use my legs), but the
bolt will not come out.
I have tried putting a jack under the lower control arm to alleviate the
pressure from the spring on the bolt; I also compressed the spring. The
illustration I see in the Haynes manual shows the bolt as smooth with the
only threading where the nut should go. So, I should be able to just slide
the bolt out right? Already tried the trusty hammer. . .
Has anyone run into this problem before? Yeah, I know Haynes isn't very
good at all, but its what I have.