Congratulations to Greg for winning February's Lude Of The Month, with his face-lift BA4 >>> Click Here For Profile <<<
Image

5th gen lower arm b

Chassis/Brakes/Steering/Wheels discussion
Post Reply
yorke58
Posts: 27
Joined: Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:47 pm
My Generation: 5G
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 1 time

5th gen lower arm b

Post by yorke58 » Tue May 14, 2019 12:45 pm

hi

Im in need of help. Im trying to remove my lower arm b at the rear, the bolt that goes through the sub will not come out. It looks as if there is a inner flange stopping it from coming out. Ive upload a pic to so you can see what i mean.

Cheers


Max
Posts: 356
Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:59 am
My Generation: 5G
Location: Cheltenham
Has thanked: 5 times
Been thanked: 3 times

5th gen lower arm b

Post by Max » Tue May 14, 2019 1:18 pm

It's a toe adjustment bolt, the nut end is facing the back end of the car and the bolt end faces the front, these get really seized up over time including the eccentric washers, lots of lube, heat and a breaker bar on either end should crack it off, wire brushing first will help the penetration, there shouldn't be anything in the way stopping it from coming out.

yorke58
Posts: 27
Joined: Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:47 pm
My Generation: 5G
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 1 time

5th gen lower arm b

Post by yorke58 » Tue May 14, 2019 1:49 pm

I see. I'm dropping fuel tank at weekend so il be able to get as much fire on there as I want. Cheers

User avatar
Merlin
Moderator
Posts: 12020
Joined: Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:04 am
My Generation: 5G
PSN GamerTag: Merlinbadman
Location: Edinburgh
Been thanked: 7 times

5th gen lower arm b

Post by Merlin » Tue May 14, 2019 2:17 pm

I am pretty sure I had to get these bolts chopped off my car once, because they were so corroded. Bet to get a set of new ones from Honda.

Max
Posts: 356
Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:59 am
My Generation: 5G
Location: Cheltenham
Has thanked: 5 times
Been thanked: 3 times

5th gen lower arm b

Post by Max » Tue May 14, 2019 3:12 pm

The nut is a self locker so if you use fire you'll have to replace it for sure, i got away without it just used lots of lube and leverage, once out I dumped them in some Bilt Hamber Deox C, they came out clean as a whistle and were perfectly reusable.

yorke58
Posts: 27
Joined: Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:47 pm
My Generation: 5G
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 1 time

5th gen lower arm b

Post by yorke58 » Tue May 14, 2019 4:24 pm

cheers.

Both sides will be out by the weekend Im hoping, I am replacing both sides and need the new arms as well as the ball joints are damaged so got loads of work on. Heat or grinder its coming off . ha

Post Reply

Return to “Chassis / Brakes / Steering / Wheels”