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Old 10-25-2020, 03:10 PM   #1
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Any mechanics in the Arlington area? Iím having issues changing the front 2 body bushings on my 2011 F250, got all the other 6 off and changed out little to no problems. I canít get the 2 front ones off to save my life, nut shin is spinning, anyone help me out? I can bring it in or whatever, just the front 2. I got the bushings just need the 2 front screws removed basically
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Old 10-25-2020, 03:35 PM   #2
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Can you cut them off and get new nuts and bolts or clap the bushing to stop the spinning.
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Old 10-25-2020, 03:42 PM   #3
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Can you cut them off and get new nuts and bolts or clap the bushing to stop the spinning.
Iíve clamped and put a socket on top to hold the nut from spinning...they are bolted in with a ton of pressure, itís crazy! I could cut them but getting them out from the top would be near impossible because the space up top is so minute I can barely get my hand in it. I donít have the tools or time to go further into it
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Old 10-25-2020, 03:45 PM   #4
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I usually take the headlight out and tac weld the top cage.
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Old 10-25-2020, 04:15 PM   #5
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If you have a heat gun warm that sucker up. They were installed with a loctite type of product. Heat will set it free.
That was how we did it where I used to work.
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Old 10-25-2020, 04:49 PM   #6
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If you have a heat gun warm that sucker up. They were installed with a loctite type of product. Heat will set it free.
That was how we did it where I used to work.
Did that too...Iím telling yíall itís not gonna come out easy unless you got time and tools to do something like take the bumper off or know a way that I donít. Iíve heated it up, sprayed wd40, attacked it from the top, just canít make it happen
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Old 10-25-2020, 04:53 PM   #7
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I usually take the headlight out and tac weld the top cage.

If you go this route, be sure to disconnect your battery first.
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Old 10-25-2020, 05:36 PM   #8
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I usually take the headlight out and tac weld the top cage.
Not a bad idea
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Old 10-25-2020, 05:38 PM   #9
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Are you sure, they are not left handed threads... ??????
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Old 10-25-2020, 05:50 PM   #10
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Are you sure, they are not left handed threads... ??????
Yes! Lol I did think that but Iíve backed them out a little bit before all the trouble
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Old 10-25-2020, 05:57 PM   #11
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I'm of no help but wd40 ain't the ticket. Need something like PB blaster to help loosen.
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Old 10-25-2020, 06:32 PM   #12
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This guy's a mobile mechanic and cheap(probable help you for free or gas money)

Jesse 682-438-3240
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Old 10-25-2020, 06:47 PM   #13
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This guy's a mobile mechanic and cheap(probable help you for free or gas money)

Jesse 682-438-3240
Awesome, thank you!
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Old 10-25-2020, 07:20 PM   #14
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I had the same problem on my 2009, I ended up cutting a wrench and fitting it in the tubing where the nut is to get it on the nut. I think I read on forum that guys were bending wrenchs to reach the nut too.
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Old 10-25-2020, 09:43 PM   #15
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Not sure on year, but I bet both of those two have captured. bolts. Here is an old video that may explain your issue.
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Old 10-25-2020, 10:13 PM   #16
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Not sure on year, but I bet both of those two have captured. bolts. Here is an old video that may explain your issue.
Canít see the video, but you saying captured, Iíd say yes they are in a ďmetalĒ housing
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Old 10-26-2020, 07:37 AM   #17
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Jason, contact Razorback01, he just did his truck. Hopefully he can give some guidance.
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Old 10-26-2020, 11:33 AM   #18
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Jason, contact Razorback01, he just did his truck. Hopefully he can give some guidance.
Awesome thank you!
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Old 10-26-2020, 07:57 PM   #19
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Anyone else? Haven’t gotten anywhere yet
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