We've been loaned a tool
January 8, 2017 9:40pm CST
The car we had been driving the most, up until the day after Christmas, needed new brakes. When hubby was doing them, we saw a broken part that needs replaced. No problem, we got the part. Hubby proceeded to try to remove the broken part and has succeeded except for one crucial bolt. Said bolt has been air hammered, twisted, cut, chiseled and still remains in place, in the way of replacement. So the Monte Carlo is not drive-able, the wheel would fall off. Due to car issues we bought another car that we knew of. It has had a complete engine rebuild. The seller did call us and tell us it needed one CV axle replaced. Actually they both needed replaced. He offered to pay labor. We got the parts. The mechanic that did the work does mechanic work as a sideline out of his home.While he fixed the Focus today, hubby asked him about the issue. Especially after the Focus also had a bolt problem. The long and short of it is that the mechanic has let my husband borrow a tool that will allow us to remove the bolt, so we can replace the part and get the Monte Carlo back on the road again. Very nice guy.
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• Marion, Kansas
This was called a "trailer arm" or a "leader arm", something like that. The bolt didn't snap, but there was a break in this long piece. The long piece is attached by a bolt that will not come out. Older cars, especially where there is winter weather, get bolts stuck and they refuse to come out. However, it could be a problem that is bad in Monte Carlo's.