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I am trying to remove the rear lower control arm from a 93 ES300. I have been able to remove upper part from the cross support member. I have removed the lower nut that holds the #2 lower control arm to the bolt that connects the #1 and #2 control arms to the wheel. The drivers side control arm slid off the bolt with no problem.

However the passenger side is stuck.The passenger side control arm sleave appears to be stuck on the bolt shaft.

From the manual it appears that with the nut removed I should be able to tap the (nut) end of the bolt inwards and thereby free up the sleeve from the bolt shaft.

I need to take the bolt out anyway to remove the #1 Control arm.

I dont want to cut the rubber bushing as I dont want to replace it.

Is there anything else or precautions that I should take then?

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I am trying to remove the rear lower control arm from a 93 ES300.  I have been able to remove upper part from the cross support member. I have removed the lower nut that holds the #2 lower control arm to the bolt that connects the #1 and #2 control arms to the wheel.  The drivers side control arm slid off the bolt with no problem.

However the passenger side is stuck.The passenger side control arm sleave appears to be stuck on the bolt shaft. 

From the manual it appears that with the nut removed I should be able to tap the (nut) end of the bolt inwards and thereby free up the sleeve from the bolt shaft. 

I need to take the bolt out anyway to remove the #1 Control arm.

I dont want to cut the rubber bushing as I dont want to replace it.

Is there anything else or precautions that I should take then?

I found that using a tie rod end puller lets me free up the control arm and slide it off the shaft. THe shaft that is exposed, behind the hub is rusted so it wont slide out. ;)

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