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Trouble removing TCI lower control arms.

Im in the process of removing my front suspension in my hot rod and replacing the control arm bushings and shocks. I have everything out except for the lower control arms. I have the hardware off and their just sitting there on the shaft that runs through the cross member.

How in the heck do you get them off?? I never removed control arms and am kind of at a loss. Do you hammer out the metal shaft that runs through them?

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You are correct, you just need to tap the 5/8" shaft out. Then the arm will pull away from the crossmember.

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As long as you have everything else off, pull that big ol' nut off (backside is best) and tap it out with a brass drift. The coil over shock assy. and sway bar, if equipped, need to come loose as well. If it's more then a couple years old, there may be some rust in there that needs to be soaked in penetrant then when reassembled, some anti seize slobbered on.

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Thank you guys..Car was built 7 years ago and driven over 18000 miles, so it probably seized up a bit. Ill let you know how it works out.
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OMG this totally sucks. this is one of the hardest things i have ever done on a car, the bushings are seized to the shafts the shafts are rusted into the cross member. I got one arm off and the shaft flush with the front side of the cross member as of now, but had to call it a night. On top of all that my Copressor broke so I couldnt use my Air hammer...GRRRRRR!!!
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