2001 Suzuki Esteem removal of lower right control arm

Tiny
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  • 2001 SUZUKI ESTEEM
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 150,000 MILES
I need to replace the lower right control arm. The problem is trying to remove the front bolt, it just spins.

Tried to remove remove the suspension frame but the bolts just round out.
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Thursday, February 12th, 2009 AT 7:49 PM

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Tiny
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Hello -

To better assist you please let me know if your model is a GL, GLX, GLX+. Also I need to know your engine size in liter.
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Thursday, February 12th, 2009 AT 11:10 PM
Tiny
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2001 Suzuki Esteem GLX 4dr SDN 1.8L
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Friday, February 13th, 2009 AT 5:38 AM
Tiny
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Hello -

Glad to hear back and thanks for the info.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Picture2_39.jpg



I only see 3 connection points. The one is to the ball joint - nut you have that off.

The next is the bolt that goes to the frame that I do not have marked and that has a nut. Is this the one you said is stripped? Are you using metric tools - did you see the nut - did you try penetrating oil first and let it soak?

The next bolt I see is the one I have circled - is this the one you said just spins? I can not see from the pic but is there a nut on it? Can you stick a punch through the other side and as you turn it to back it out push with the punch to move it out? Penetrating oil.....have you put any there?

Does any of this help? Are we on the same page?
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Friday, February 13th, 2009 AT 9:51 AM
Tiny
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I finally cut it off.
The bolt and bearing where frozen together.
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Friday, February 13th, 2009 AT 11:10 AM
Tiny
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Hello -

Well - glad you got it apart. Sometimes that is the only route - besides a hammer we should always have a good cutting tool in our box

Thanks for the info/update
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Friday, February 13th, 2009 AT 2:10 PM

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