ARB Bush Bracket Bolt snapped

ARB Bush Bracket Bolt snapped

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gman88667733

Original Poster:

957 posts

34 months

Friday 11th June
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So changing the anti roll bar bushes was going to be easy... Until one bolt on each bracket snapped.
The car is a 2002 CRV. It is just a thin bracket with a welded captive nut that holds the bolt in.

Could I knock the nut off with a chisel and hammer and just put a fresh bolt + nut on? I wouldn't be able to weld the nut into place like the current one is, so that's why I am slightly hesitant.

Would this be okay?

Thanks

Baldchap

4,467 posts

59 months

Friday 11th June
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Chuck up a photo.

gman88667733

Original Poster:

957 posts

34 months

Friday 11th June
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Baldchap said:
Chuck up a photo.


Blurry, but shows what I mean. The one closest is fine, it's the one behind that has sheared off, pretty much level with the surface.

Wasn't sure if I could A) use a flat head and hammer into the bolt and see if it'll knock the whole thing out, including the nut. Or B) use a chisel and hammer to knock the nut off from the side.

If I did this, I'm not sure if I can get away with a fresh nut and bolt and not weld the nut on?

steveo3002

8,466 posts

141 months

Friday 11th June
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as long as you can hold the nut with a spanner then all fine....often only welded on to make factory assembly easy

CrutyRammers

11,253 posts

165 months

Friday 11th June
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If you can get at it, yeah. Depending on how well it's welded on, you might risk deforming the bracket hitting it with a chisel of course. In that case, you could just drill the center of the nut out, use a slightly longer bolt and a new nut stacked on top.

steveo3002

8,466 posts

141 months

Friday 11th June
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drill it and double stack if worried about deforming it

gman88667733

Original Poster:

957 posts

34 months

Friday 11th June
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I'll give it a few whacks and see if anything budges. If not, I'll do as above and use a longer bolt.
Thanks very much! Typical that a 10 minute job goes like this.

I've got the fronts to do next. Going to soak the bolts in penetrating fluid for a few days before hand

gman88667733

Original Poster:

957 posts

34 months

Friday 11th June
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Does the replacement bolt need to be a flanged hex, like the current? Or can I get away with a standard hex bolt?

steveo3002

8,466 posts

141 months

Friday 11th June
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id use another flange head or bolt plus washer to make it the same

Captain Answer

988 posts

154 months

Friday 11th June
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steveo3002 said:
drill it and double stack if worried about deforming it
This, preferably with a nylock nut in the top

gman88667733

Original Poster:

957 posts

34 months

Friday 11th June
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Okay. Thanks for all the help, I'll get hold of some longer bolts and some nylock nuts.

Evoluzione

6,261 posts

210 months

Friday 11th June
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Personally i'd drill it and tap it.

E-bmw

6,199 posts

119 months

Friday 11th June
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Evoluzione said:
Personally i'd drill it and tap it.
^^^^ Wot 'e said.