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Sprebound
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BIG problem...need input pronto...
#1309775 - 08/31/06 02:54 AM

So I have been noticing a front suspension creak for the past few months and I have been trying to figure out exactly what the problem is for a while now. Well I have the car on jacks and I made a pretty big discovery. The left side rear subframe bolt is loose. I attempted to put a socket to it and it neither tightens nor loosens...it seems as the nut (I'm guessing because I can't really figure out a way to see what's up there) the bolt screws into is stripped out or something... Is there anyway to get to the nut? This is my daily driver and I need to get this figured out ASAP before something bad happens. I appreciate whatever help I can get cuz I know it is late...

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98 Silver Frost CSVT
#415 of 6535
Born on 4/23/97

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B&M Short-Throw Shifter
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Re: BIG problem...need input pronto... new
#1309838 (Re: Sprebound) 08/31/06 03:40 AM

Go at it from within the interior cabin, underneath the carpetting. There is an access panel that you can go through, and reach the nut from that side.

Search for this theory/approach, as there are pictures posted documenting this exact process.


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Sprebound
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Re: BIG problem...need input pronto... new
#1309843 (Re: Ray) 08/31/06 03:43 AM

Thanks Ray...I appreciate your help on this matter. I will begin the searching.

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98 Silver Frost CSVT
#415 of 6535
Born on 4/23/97

Weapon R Intake
B&M Short-Throw Shifter
Panasonic CQ-C9901U Head Unit
Indiglo Gauges from StreetRacerParts.com
{PM me if you want a pair of Pre-98 Sail Panels}

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SquareHead
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Reged: 11/29/05
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Loc: Winnipeg, Canada
Re: BIG problem...need input pronto... new
#1310130 (Re: Ray) 08/31/06 05:39 PM

Just a guess, isn't the nut welded to the top of the frame?
Possible to tap new threads into it or clean them up?


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95 Contour GL. Bought new.
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