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#1 mcouchard

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 10:33 AM

Hi I had ago at replacing the lower arms last weekend and have two problems firstly the torque pinch bolt head holding the ball joint knuckle in place disintegrated I was using the right size torque socket but it just ate it. So any ideas on removing this now would be most welcome the bolt was very tight.

Secondly after removig the otherside I found I couldn't get the new arm to sit right at the back and couldn't get it to go low enogh to get the bolt through the whole. the parts are pattern and not Ford but look right it appears that the rear bushes are just alot stiffer than the ones I took off. A friend suggested putting them in hot water, will this work or do I need to pay 4 times the amount for Ford ones?

Any advise greately appreciated.

Thanks, Matthew

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#2 Dan62

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 10:50 AM

Try asking on the passionFord forum.
I found it yesterday and seems more likely you'll get answer to tech stuff there.

http://passionford.com/forum


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