Front and rear Sway bar bushing bolts rusted

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  1. Warriorpluto

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    I can't get them off. Ive tried all the magical sprays. Can I loosen them up with heat without breaking them. Like with a portable propane torch?
     
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    Yes, and then grease and replace the bushings and put in stainless steel bolts
     
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    If you go stainless, make sure you anti seize them and look up a torque spec so you don't gall them.
     
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    Ok thanks alot I'll try the heat because I don't know anything about extracting bolts lol
     
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    Aerokroil and heat. Or you could do the old ATF + acetone thing.....

    Also don't forget that many times, the trick to rust is more water.
     
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    i only had one bolt head try and round off, just make sure youve got a good 6pt socket and are on it squarely. the bolts do tend to rust on the back side and you have to back them out thru it all
     
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    If the rubber bushing is still in usable condition, don't touch it.
     

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