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the bolts that hold my upper a-arm on have streched/stripped and i need to replace them. is this a hugh job? i went to my local tire/suspension place and they wont do it cause of the bags, went to another place and they want $150 w/alignment. and they said it will happen again cause of the bags. when i did the bags i had to heat up these bolts to get the nuts off, could that have weakend the bolts?
 

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doesent heat weaken all steel?
 

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Yes, heating them will weaken them. How much? Depends on how much you heat it...lol. I'd bet that it's a pretty good guess that when you heated them you weakened them. BTW, penetrating oil works wonder on nuts and bolts:read:. Much easier and safer than heat.

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Yes, heating them will weaken them. How much? Depends on how much you heat it...lol. I'd bet that it's a pretty good guess that when you heated them you weakened them. BTW, penetrating oil works wonder on nuts and bolts. Much easier and safer than heat.
we tried that didnt help, i orderd the bolts from lmc truck, when i get them im gonna try to do it myself
 

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shouldent be that hard, btw you have a real nice burb, i have 4 burb's here none nice or even running tho
 
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