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I am in the process of replacing my stock sub frame bushings with Global West aluminum bushings. I was able to replace the back bushings. The middle sub frame bolt is where I my problem is.

The sub frame nut is spinning freely when I use my impact gun on the bolt. How can I get a hold of the nut without having to remove my inner fender?

The problem is on the drivers side where I have no room to get to the nut but I can see it spinning in it's cage/cover when I use the impact gun.
 

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ViseGrips from the top.

Might unbolt the fenderwell and pull it down alittle to give room.

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if you can get a acr welding rod to it you might be able to tack it !

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You might be able to get a pry bar in there and put some force against the nut so the bolt can be backed out.

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I had to cut the bolt head off, pry the cage up/off with a prybar and remove the pieces. Then I used conventional grade 8 bolt/nut/washers.

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RickD, Did you have the front sheet metal off when you removed the cage and cut the bolt?


I can see the nut spin and really do not want to remove the inner fender well. You all have given me some good ideas. I think I can fit my welder down to the nut. I will try tack welding the nut down before I remove the fender.
 

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I did have the driver side inner/outer fender off.

If you tack the nut, be aware that it may be frozen onto the bolt from age/water and snap off when the try to remove it. Hopefully not. My rear bolts came out fine, the middle ones both broke. The cage is fairly easy to pry up if you can get in there with a small pry bar.

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I was able to drive a screwdriver between the cage and nut and it held it. Don't forget the rust cutter.

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