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Please help! I’m having the hardest time removing both control arms from my ‘06 xB. Both bolts are stuck in the bushings. I actually cut off the right arm from the end (see picture) but there is no way I have enough space to wedge a Sawzall blade in between. Not sure what to do. I’ve been searching YouTube endlessly but no luck so far.
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So that hex head at right needs to come out? It looks like there's enough of a gap that perhaps a claw hammer or pry bar could fit in there and give you some leverage to get it out...?

And/or maybe heat? (Small propane torch, for example)

Are those bushings being replaced, hopefully?
 

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Please help! I’m having the hardest time removing both control arms from my ‘06 xB. Both bolts are stuck in the bushings. I actually cut off the right arm from the end (see picture) but there is no way I have enough space to wedge a Sawzall blade in between. Not sure what to do. I’ve been searching YouTube endlessly but no luck so far. View attachment 80552
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Absolute worst case scenario you could use vice-grips or drill a hole through the bolt and then use bicycle brake cable or a similar material to pull it out, but then you'll have to replace that bolt. Not sure if it's grade 8 or what kind of material it's made from, but you'd want to match it with an identical replacement for sure.

I'm still liking the idea of a propane torch, though. Lightly at first to loosen up the bushing, or completely melting it if need be, although cleaning that up would not be fun at all.
 

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Common problem
I ended up throwing away my cradle
And finding another as when I took that same bolt out it took the threads out with it!
And the bolt wouldn't tighten back up
Used cradle from a 78k wreck and New oem arms

Put it together with anti seize
So I hope it won't happen again
 
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