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Old 03-21-2012, 09:26 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Really having issues removing them. The nut keeps spinning with the bolt. Tried vise grips and a wrench but can't seem to get it to work. Any ideas.

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Old 03-21-2012, 09:30 PM   #2
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OEM endlinks? There is a nut on the back side. Its smaller in size than the nut in front. Slide an open end wrench back there.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:39 PM   Thread Starter #3
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I tried that but it keeps spinning still.

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Old 03-21-2012, 11:40 PM   #4
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Saw that fucker off.
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LOL, RAZ76, is that ok to do?

OP, why are you trying to take off the front endlinks? Want to replace them with what brand?
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I think I saw somewhere that you could spray WD40 (or something like that, lol) on it and let it soak for like 15mins, then try to unsrew it and it should come off easier than you are having a tough time with now.
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LOL, RAZ76, is that ok to do?
If he will replace them , yes. I would not waste time trying to take them off nicely. I'll just cut them off in 1 minute and be done with it and move on. If he is not replacing them, then no this method is not a wise one, obviously.
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:54 AM   Thread Starter #8
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Yeah I think I'm gonna cut them off. Gave up yesterday. Tried using a torch and electric impact. Didn't work. Put everything back together and drove it to a buddy with an air compressor. Gonna cut it off today after work. Picking up set of Moog for 60 from O'Reilly

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I've always had good luck tearing the rubber boot off. Then I take a good set of vice grips and I grab the metal portion that was covered by the boot. Then when I hit it with my impact, it usually comes right off.
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That's what I sorta did. I took a die grinder and cut it down to the bolt and hammered out the rest of it. Picked up some Moog. How do u get the impact in there. Don't really have much room for it

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Default Re: Front Endlinks

The oem endlinks require a 3/4 open wrench on the back of it and a 17mm socket to remove the front nut. Just a fyi for anyone reading this and trying to figure it out without resorting to cutting them off
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If he will replace them , yes. I would not waste time trying to take them off nicely. I'll just cut them off in 1 minute and be done with it and move on. If he is not replacing them, then no this method is not a wise one, obviously.
I have the same issue. Seems like an impact wrench may be useless. I'm assuming you make the cut at the bolt head so it should just slide off?
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I have the same issue. Seems like an impact wrench may be useless. I'm assuming you make the cut at the bolt head so it should just slide off?
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i did that. i ripped it off the balljoint. cut that ball part off and used the impact to get it off.
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You guys are silly. You cut right behind the front nut. Not in the back.
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