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Here bottom bolt on Mr mercury mountaineer won't come out

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Gary here bottom bolt on Mr mercury mountaineer won't come out
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.

HI,

Exactly what bolt are you trying to remove as you dont mention it

Also, engine size and 2wd or 4wd?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Bottom right front strut bolt awd bolt is loose but will not slide out
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
V8 engine
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.

HI,

Ok, place a floor jack underneath the lower control arm and jack up on the control arm some to relieve pressure on the bolt. Then use a punch and hammer to drive it out.

If you have already removed the 3 upper mounting nuts from the strut, reinstall them as well as this also will help in relieving pressure on the bolt where it goes thru the lower control arm

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Have done all that can turn bolt but it just goes back where it was or moves a little bit I cut strut out there is no pressure on anything
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Also nut is off of bolt everything feels loose bolt will not slide out
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.

HI,

Ok, there is a metal bushing inside a rubber bushing in the lower strut where the bolt goes thru it. It sounds like 2 things have happened, the bolt is rusted to the metal bushing and the rubber part that encases that metal bushing has torn away from the inside the strut.

Ok, 2 options at this point - move enough out of the way and use a reciprocating saw to cut the bolt off on either side of the strut inside the control arm, or remove the lower control arm with the strut still attached to it and press the bolt out

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Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.

I noticed we have not yet resolved your concern you asked about. I would sure appreciate it if you would reply so I can offer my skills and knowledge and repair guide access to help as best I can.

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Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.

I noticed we have not yet resolved your concern you asked about. I would sure appreciate it if you would reply so I can offer my skills and knowledge and repair guide access to help as best I can.

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