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Problem with bolt on 02 sebring 2.7 convertible control arm

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Old 08-29-2018, 10:19 AM
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Default Problem with bolt on 02 sebring 2.7 convertible control arm

Changing out the lower control arms on 02 sebring limited. got the passenger out but on the drivers side I have one horizontal bolt that is loose but hitting the transmission and wont let it come out to free the bushing for the control arm. Here is a link to show the problem, It is in spanish but doesn't explain how to fix it. does anyone know what has to be done to get the bolt out?


 
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Old 08-29-2018, 09:16 PM
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Have you tried unfastening the engine mount bolts and lifting the engine/transmission enough to get clearance?
 
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Old 08-29-2018, 09:43 PM
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I have not tried that. do you know how many i will have to unfasten? I was gonna put a jack under transmission and at least take that mount out. Is it not feasible to lower subframe? hated messing with trans and engine.
 
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Old 08-30-2018, 11:08 AM
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fyi, I had to loosen motor mount and jack up tranny about an inch, then had to lower subframe about a half inch, and finally used dremel to notch out a bit of the bolt flange and voila. I don't know if it was text book, but it got the job done.
 
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Good work. Thanks for coming back and sharing your success.
 
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This car is not luxury by any means!
I have owned Sebring 2002 Convertible and changed the oil religiously about every 3000 miles, changed the tranny fluid, and done other preventative maintenance as suggested.
 
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