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Anti-Roll Bar D Bush Replacement


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Accord 2.2 icdti,
Stevearcade said:
Well, I just replaced one D Bush. Pretty straight forward, although getting the bolt undone was tough and took longer than expected.

Moved onto the driver side and "ping" the head of the bolt just snapped clean off http://typeaccord.co.uk/forum/public/style_emoticons/#EMO_DIR#/angry.gif . So now I have to drive around with one side sorted with a new bush and the other side's an old bush hanging on by 1 bolt http://typeaccord.co.uk/forum/public/style_emoticons/#EMO_DIR#/dry.gif until I can get the car in the garage to get them to drill out the bolt and replace it for me. Why do these things always have to end up being convoluted http://typeaccord.co.uk/forum/public/style_emoticons/#EMO_DIR#/dry.gif .
This happened to me, one bolt snapped clean off, the bolts on mine are 15 years old, the steel has gone super hard and corroded in. For the size of them it was unbelievable the amount of force needed to start these turning, no wonder it snapped. I tried lots of different methods, in the end I drilled it out with Cobalt bits. I tried screw extractors, those we're useless. The bolts are m8 for reference to anyone attempting this. I fitted another bolt through and used a locking nut on top, if I get more time I may tap a new thread but I really don't see the point. The drop links I dremeled off as those we're seized on so hard, almost welded. Anyone doing this prep the bolts with penetrating spray.