Front Range 4x4 Upcoming Trail Runs - Add a New Trail Run

Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: stuck 4Runner camber bolts...any ideas?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Member
    #1420
    Last Online
    11 Hours Ago
    Location
    Black Hawk, CO
    4x4
    05 4Runner
    Posts
    878
    User Name
    jayson44
    Real Name
    Jay
    Thanks Given
    58
    Thanked 125 Times in 97 Posts

    Default stuck 4Runner camber bolts...any ideas?



    I went to do a little self-alignment after putting on my 35s and I can only get 1 of the 4 camber bolts to budge. I've been soaking them in PB Blaster for a few days and knocking on them with hammer, but can't get the rest to move.

    any ideas other than soaking them longer?

    J.
    ___________
    05 Toyota 4Runner Sport - 3" lift, 35s & v8 POWA!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Member
    #2036
    Last Online
    34 Minutes Ago
    Location
    Broomfield
    4x4
    2005 Wrangler Unlimited (LJ)
    Posts
    1,019
    User Name
    open_circuit
    Real Name
    Trent
    Thanks Given
    355
    Thanked 344 Times in 216 Posts

    Default Re: stuck 4Runner camber bolts...any ideas?



    Thermal motivation? A torch was pretty useful the last time I had to extract a stubborn bolt.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Member
    #921
    Last Online
    5 Minutes Ago
    Location
    Fort Collins
    4x4
    1990 Jeep Wrangler (YJ)
    Posts
    7,682
    User Name
    Jim
    Real Name
    Jim Williamson
    Thanks Given
    1,487
    Thanked 1,913 Times in 1,286 Posts

    Default Re: stuck 4Runner camber bolts...any ideas?



    Another tip - to be taken with care - is to not only try loosening a stuck fastener but to also try to tighten the fastener. You don't want to break the fastener off but you do wish to work loose the corrosion keeping the two from moving. Hitting it with a hammer is fairly close to tightening.

    If you don't have an acetylene torch setup - a Mapp or Mapp-Pro gas tank for your conventional propane tank torch is a low cost option for a hotter-than-propane flame.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Member
    #853
    Last Online
    1 Minute Ago
    Location
    Denver
    4x4
    LJ, Xterra
    Posts
    6,243
    User Name
    Paul
    Real Name
    Paul
    Thanks Given
    1,535
    Thanked 1,297 Times in 908 Posts

    Default Re: stuck 4Runner camber bolts...any ideas?



    Sawzall. I just went through something similar with our Xterra and the lower control arm bolts, if I had it over I would have led with the sawzall and saved myself a lot of time and exasperation.


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Member
    #1420
    Last Online
    11 Hours Ago
    Location
    Black Hawk, CO
    4x4
    05 4Runner
    Posts
    878
    User Name
    jayson44
    Real Name
    Jay
    Thanks Given
    58
    Thanked 125 Times in 97 Posts

    Default Re: stuck 4Runner camber bolts...any ideas?



    Paul previously posted:
    "Sawzall. I just went through something similar with our Xterra and the lower control arm bolts, if I had it over I would have led with the sawzall and saved myself a lot of time and exasperation.
    "

    yeah, I've been doing some reading and I talked to the guys at RSG Offroad...it's a pretty common thing for 4Runners. I found a pair of LCAs for $100 locally, or I can order some online with new bushings and ball joints for $140. seems like that's gonna be my route. Sawzall solves all.

    J.
    ___________
    05 Toyota 4Runner Sport - 3" lift, 35s & v8 POWA!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Member
    #1761
    Last Online
    23 Hours Ago
    Location
    Englewood Co.
    Age
    60
    4x4
    91 Jeep Cherokee
    Posts
    1,071
    User Name
    JandDGreens
    Real Name
    David
    Thanks Given
    190
    Thanked 347 Times in 211 Posts

    Default Re: stuck 4Runner camber bolts...any ideas?



    Jim previously posted:
    "Another tip - to be taken with care - is to not only try loosening a stuck fastener but to also try to tighten the fastener. You don't want to break the fastener off but you do wish to work loose the corrosion keeping the two from moving. Hitting it with a hammer is fairly close to tightening.

    If you don't have an acetylene torch setup - a Mapp or Mapp-Pro gas tank for your conventional propane tank torch is a low cost option for a hotter-than-propane flame."

    Yeah heat is your friend when it comes to frozen rusty bolts! Had a terrible experience just trying to adjust the bump stop stack snapped the easy out try to get it to budge. Why do I wait till it comes to that and don't break out the heat right off the bat?????

Similar Threads

  1. Flywheel bolts
    By FINOCJ in forum Tech Help Wanted
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: January 24th, 2017, 05:52 PM
  2. Where to get u bolts.
    By AccordRanger in forum General 4x4 Tech Topics
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: August 15th, 2014, 09:39 PM
  3. Camber Adjusting Shims for D44 (Late 70's model out of a Bronco)
    By STRRAYNGE in forum General 4x4 Tech Topics
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: December 18th, 2013, 09:02 AM
  4. CAMBER ON A TJ?
    By Jeepfreak in forum Tech Help Wanted
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: May 16th, 2012, 07:22 PM
  5. Box of Bolts???
    By Aaron in forum General Topics
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: May 5th, 2010, 12:53 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
BACK TO TOP