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since im putting on a disc brake rear i wanted to put new bushings but the bolts that holds the adjustable arms in place are rusted solid in the spindle ive even taken a 36 oz sledge but they wont budge ive used pb blaster and an impact gun heck ive even tried a torch what have u done to take them apart i dnt really want to damage the bolts as i will need them
 

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The only thing I can suggest is to hammer the heads of the bolts -sideways-. This helps to break free the 'rust bond'. Be careful to hit against one or another of the hex flats, so as to not mess up the hex. Of course you should be using only 6 point wrenches, not 12 point.

If you have access to an impact gun (My experience is that the air driven types are stronger than the electric or cordless ones I have seen working), try using it each day, after soaking with pb blaster (a couple of times a day), and be sure to use the impact gun in BOTH directions: A few seconds 'turning right', then a few seconds 'turning left', etc.


Your problem makes me want to get under my Escort and loosen up the bolts under there, and grease the threads, then re-torque.
 
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