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my solution for removing the left side rear bolt was to lower the subframe (4 bolts) to provide more access. I then used a 10" long 3/8" bar with a 6 point socket to loosen the bolt. I had soaked the bolts in penetrant several times in the previous week. All 4 bolts were a pain to remove. Of course I did the links as well.

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Certainly no harm in lowering the subframe, keeping it supported with a jack.
 

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Certainly no harm in lowering the subframe, keeping it supported with a jack.
On my formerly rusty Pilot I quietly said a prayer before putting pressure on any subframe weld nuts when I installed the lift. If my subframe weld nut broke free I think it would have been game over.
 

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On my formerly rusty Pilot I quietly said a prayer before putting pressure on any subframe weld nuts when I installed the lift. If my subframe weld nut broke free I think it would have been game over.
Ok, some discretion may be advisable depending on the condition. 😬
 
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One simple tool that can make much easier to access that last, miserably sway bar bushing bolt on the driver's side, without having to lower your subframe, is a "half moon wrench."

 

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One simple tool that can make much easier to access that last, miserably sway bar bushing bolt on the driver's side, without having to lower your subframe, is a "half moon wrench."

My bolts were very difficult to remove, even after applying penetrant regularly. To break that specific bolt loose, I had to add a pipe to increase loosing torque.
 

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On my formerly rusty Pilot I quietly said a prayer before putting pressure on any subframe weld nuts when I installed the lift. If my subframe weld nut broke free I think it would have been game over.
my rust issues seem to be isolated to the rear subframe (still waiting for it to break loose) and my left rear quarter.
 

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my rust issues seem to be isolated to the rear subframe (still waiting for it to break loose) and my left rear quarter.
Isn't that a little chancy? How about fixing it preemptively?


 
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