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#1 ray844!

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 07:24 PM

HELP!!
Right got the old arm off not a problem nuts bolts all good, problem i can't get the pin back in that connects the arm to the suspension leg, it will go in 3/4 off the way and no further aand i cant get the pinch bolt back in.
any suggestions welcome

Ray

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 09:26 PM

HELP!!
Right got the old arm off not a problem nuts bolts all good, problem i can't get the pin back in that connects the arm to the suspension leg, it will go in 3/4 off the way and no further aand i cant get the pinch bolt back in.
any suggestions welcome

Ray


i take it you mean the ball joint pin wont go back in to the leg? have you tried putting a jack under it?

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 09:37 PM

i take it you mean the ball joint pin wont go back in to the leg? have you tried putting a jack under it?

i do yes and yes but it only goes3/4 of the way and no further tried hammer, and cleaning the hole it goes in about three quater and nothing

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 09:55 PM

i do yes and yes but it only goes3/4 of the way and no further tried hammer, and cleaning the hole it goes in about three quater and nothing


is the ball joint any different to the old one? seems very strange that it wont go in fully.

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 10:05 PM

is the ball joint any different to the old one? seems very strange that it wont go in fully.

theres no difference i assume it should just go it with out any problem?

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 10:32 PM

theres no difference i assume it should just go it with out any problem?


are you sure its not fully in? although it may seem otherwise? usually when you jack the arm to fit them into the knuckle they take a bit of jacking and then all of a sudden shift and thats them right home..

what brand is the new arm?

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 04:38 PM

going off a little bit here, how did you find the front bushes of the arm fitted? did the bolt rattle about inside the sleeve until tightened up?

got 2 new arms to fit myself, but it seems there is a little play between the bolt and the sleeve.

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