Upside Down Bolt
WHEW, job is done, finally!! Bushing out didn't work as the pipe was too close, bolt only slid up about an inch. Spent most of the day using a small hacksaw to cut the bolthead off (if anyone else has to do theirs this way, turn the steering wheel all the way to the right) then another hour or so tapping out the remains of the lower bushing. The new ones went back in no problem, bolt upside down. I just hope that it's another 183,000 miles before I have to do this one again but know that it will be an easy one then.............now to prepare to tackle the heater blower motor, hope this one is a bit easier.
1991 300SE (my ride, 279,000 miles, looks almost new
1954 Cadillac (21 yo son's car, he bought when age 15)
1972 SeaBird 19 ft runabout (old but solid, slant six, Volvo sterndrive perfect condition, undergoing complete overhaul and refit)
1998 Toyota Rav4 (my sons daily driver when he is in the Continental US, PROUDLY serving in US Navy)