Cant get the bolts by the alignment adj

Tiny
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I have a 2007 gmc sierra classic 1500 sle I'm doing a control arm replacement and I cant get the bolts by the alignment adj. How can I get the to slip threw I've tried heating, impact driver, penetrating oil what else can I do?
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Thursday, February 16th, 2012 AT 12:25 AM

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Tiny
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Upper or lower?
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Thursday, February 16th, 2012 AT 2:04 AM
Tiny
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Upper
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Thursday, February 16th, 2012 AT 4:36 AM
Tiny
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Ok. Take a look at the attached image. I'm presuming you're trying to remove the bolts labelled #1 in the image? Are they are to turn with a wrench or ratchet? Put the nuts on the bolts one or two turns and slap them with a hammer as you're turning the bolts.

It may just be am extreme buildup of rust and you'll just have to keep smacking with a hammer and using something like WD-40 to break the rust.

You said impact driver. You mean impact wrench? Because an impact driver is a type of screwdriver used by slamming with a hammer.
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Thursday, February 16th, 2012 AT 4:58 AM
Tiny
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It would be the #4 the bolt wont slide threw
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Thursday, February 16th, 2012 AT 4:52 PM
Tiny
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Oh. Yeah. I was pretty tired when I sent this. That's what I meant. #1 is the camber adjustment eccentric. I laughed when I noticed my mistake. Sorry about that. But my fix remains the same. With the suspension unloaded, spring out, etc, those bolts should come out relatively easily.
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Thursday, February 16th, 2012 AT 11:35 PM
Tiny
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Its fine everythings loose and the ball joint is off the knuckle but I mean like I said those bolts just wont slide at all. Im so confused as all hell in why they wont slide threw
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Friday, February 17th, 2012 AT 1:41 AM
Tiny
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The 2nd one looks like it's missing. Do they turn at all? Like I said, put the nut back on, spray the he77 out of them with WD-40 and pound them with a hammer. Try doing that while turning them, if they'll turn. The nut needs to be threaded at least 3 turns so hitting it doesn't distort the threads. Although I'd recommend changing the nuts and bolts after you get them out. And cleaning the holes thoroughly.
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Friday, February 17th, 2012 AT 2:20 AM
Tiny
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Well the one on the right the bolt broke when trying to loosen the nut but thank you alot for your help
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Friday, February 17th, 2012 AT 2:31 AM
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That is some nasty freaking rust, my friend. Good luck.
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Friday, February 17th, 2012 AT 5:21 AM
Tiny
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Okay final question where can I get that bolt
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Saturday, February 18th, 2012 AT 9:32 PM
Tiny
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Junkyard, dealer, and maybe some parts stores. Carquest and Napa.
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Sunday, February 19th, 2012 AT 12:55 AM

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