Upper Control Arms
Ok guys, here is the scenario:
I have been trying to replace my old U.C.A.s with absolutely no luck! The ball joint to spindle bolts come off with no problem, but the ones that go to the frame won't budge! I have tried attacking them from the 18mm nut inside the fender with a ratcheting wrench and I have tried with a 15mm 6 pt. socket in the fenderwell. I have used absurd amounts of pb blaster and I have used a 2 1/2' breaker bar, with no luck what so ever. I even took the time to break one of those "flags" off it tells you to break and it didn't help. The 15mm bolts inside the fenderwell have now decided to strip instead of turn even with the correct 6 pt. socket.
I have two options now, pay about $175 in labor, I already have the parts, which I don't really want to do, or...
Take a reciprocating saw to the bolts, being very careful of course. I know this seems like overkill and I have read all the threads I can find, but these b****** won't turn.
Is there any obvious step I am missing? Or would sawing through these bolts be bad, and of course replacing them with new ones? Thanks guys for any help!