Notices
964 Forum
Sponsored By:
Sponsored By:

Suspension replacement issue..

 
Old 05-20-2010, 08:56 PM
  #1  
sarook_99
User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 6
Default Suspension replacement issue..

Hi guys,

I'm new to this so please pardon the superficial question. I did a fair bet of reading on replacing the front suspension on my 964 but so early on the hands on-part.. I ran into some very rusty screws and ntus. I used a rust blaster but the nuts and bolts are so rusty and they became even softer with the blaster. I think I ruined the screw that hold the ABS wire and the upper bolt the holds the suspension to the wheel carrier. I tried the lock nut end but it too was rusty and won't move!! any thoughts?!!

Many thanks
Attached Images    
sarook_99 is offline  
Old 05-21-2010, 08:06 AM
  #2  
springer3
Addict
Rennlist Member

 
springer3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 2,551
Default

Keep applying PB Blaster. Use heat. Use impact. Use leverage. Most importantly, use professional-quality tools, and make absolutely sure the tool is completely engaged on the fastener before you start to fire for effect.

Hobby tools are fine for fixing the bicycle, but for high-strength automotive fasteners you need the proper tools. It will be cheaper to send the job to a professional unless you are dedicated and willing to invest in the best tools available.
springer3 is offline  
Old 05-21-2010, 08:37 AM
  #3  
elbeee964
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
elbeee964's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: S.E. VA
Posts: 5,089
Default

That last picture reminds me of the rusted Subaru suspension bolt shank I recently twisted off at the threads.
(Rust-fused threads + turd-soft steel + me = killed it.)

If it's a through bolt (i.e., not a pressed in stud) I'd be sorely tempted to high-speed that nut off, replace both nut & bolt, and call it a day.
elbeee964 is offline  
Old 05-21-2010, 04:23 PM
  #4  
sarook_99
User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 6
Default

Thanks Springer3 and elbeee964 for your replies..
Heating them did the trick
sarook_99 is offline  
Old 05-21-2010, 04:51 PM
  #5  
elbeee964
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
elbeee964's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: S.E. VA
Posts: 5,089
Default

Congrats!
elbeee964 is offline  
Old 05-21-2010, 07:27 PM
  #6  
springer3
Addict
Rennlist Member

 
springer3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 2,551
Default

+1. Your's did not look bad. Think about the restorers of cars from several decades ago, and what a patient and talented lot they are.
springer3 is offline  
Old 05-22-2010, 06:12 AM
  #7  
sarook_99
User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 6
Default

Originally Posted by springer3 View Post
+1. Your's did not look bad. Think about the restorers of cars from several decades ago, and what a patient and talented lot they are.
Indeed they are..
I'll attach photos soon
Cheers
sarook_99 is offline  
Old 05-22-2010, 07:14 AM
  #8  
newsboy
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
newsboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Cape Cod, Ma
Posts: 777
Default

Agree with all the above tips. Here is a little trick for removing stubborn Allen head bolts. If your Allen wrench is starting to slip, apply a little oil to the end, then dip in some fine sand.The sand takes up some of the space. This worked for be on a stuck bolt on my steering rack.
newsboy is online now  
 


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - About Us - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: