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hey all... there is a bracket with a bushing in the back of my car infront of the rear wheel with a bushing thats about 5 inches in diamiter the bracket is completley rotted out... now i have repeatedly tried to get this braket out of the junk yard to no avail most of them were rotted to... so i ended up buying one from the dealer... but when i tried getting a good one out of the junk yard i was able to get the small bolts out of the bracket but there is a large bolt in the middle that goes through the bushing... this one comes out to a certain point and then just spins im not sure if there is a nut somewere has anyone relaced this bracket? is there acsess to the nut somewere? any help would be greatly apreaciated... thanx
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Your going to have to drill a hole in the trunk to access the nut.

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any idea were? i dont mind cutting an access hole... just wanna have an idea were it is... im guessing rite behind the rear seat
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That is the front K mount. Access might be under the back seat.

Your problem is the Rubber bushing is sticking to the bolt. You might try some Break free like PB Blaster.

If you are replacing the Bolt also you might just cut it off. Between the upper rubber bushing & upper spacer. This leaves a short stud to remove with a Vise grip.
You said the bolts turns, Right?


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well i havent dont it on my car yet only the junk yard cars
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To try to remove the bolt. I used a 3 to 4 ft. pipe on a ratchet. I used an impact socket. Make sure your not between the car the pipe. Pull on it .
Doing this it might break the bolt free from the rubber.
Also be careful that the bolt might break.

But remember this don't always work.

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Just did this last week. On mine the bolt was rusted to the sleeve in the bushing. I used a breaker bar and tore the center out of the bushing. Just make sure you get a new bolt at the junk yard too.
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so when you did yours did you have to cut an access pannel? do you have to support the car any speacial way?
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