I CAN NOT KNOCK THE BOLT itsself out from the lower end of strut mount. i got the nut off butt am unable to hammer the bolt out. front strut passenger side 2000 taurus

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    Pictures would probably help, have you tried supporting the mount with a jack at various levels to see if that releases some of the shearing force? Commented Jun 2, 2016 at 13:06
  • Will the bolt turn?
    – Chenmunka
    Commented Jun 2, 2016 at 13:14
  • is this the style where the spindle clamps around the lower portion of the strut? I'd use some heat and a air hammer or an impact gun to either hammer the bolt out or spin it.
    – Ben
    Commented Jun 2, 2016 at 20:18

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I had a Jeep Wrangler like that once. Heap'o'rust. Get yourself one of these. Works awesome.

Pneumatic Air Hammer

I hammered on bolts for a few hours on that fricking jeep. With this, it took just minutes. And of course the safety warning. You will need ear and eye protection. Stay safe out there...

  • The tool in the photo is an air hammer, a.k.a. an air chisel. To loosen rusted bolts and nuts install a "Bolt Breaker" or "Shake-N-Break" bit. One end of the bit goes into the air hammer, the other end is for your impact socket. In the middle is a space on the bit to place a wrench. You add the torque manually with the wrench on the Bolt Breaker bit while the air hammer generates vibration. Both available at HF.
    – MikeOnline
    Commented May 8 at 17:58
  • There is another kind of Shake-N-Break air hammer bit for removing rusty SCREWS. It has an integrated "wrench" with a red handle. The Shake-N-Break for BOLTS fits a 3/8" or 1/2" impact socket, and you supply the wrench.
    – MikeOnline
    Commented May 8 at 18:10

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