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#1 DaShiner

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 07:30 PM

had to try and replace a worn out bush on the drivers side so bought the whole arem to put in there. Can you tell me hoe to get the !Removed! thing on there? I bolted the arm up through the sub frame but when I tried to get the spindle from the ball joint end of the arm into the hole, it would reach, I checked the part was the same as the old one and it looks identical. Also tried putting the spindle in first and then bolting through the subframe but with the spindle in place the other holes wouldnt line up. Cheers

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#2 vinnyvangough

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 08:54 AM

Its a bit of a fidly job to do, but as long as the arm is the same it should go after a bit of persistance.

I usually put the inner most bolt in, then the lug into the hub, then move the whole lot until the centre holelines up.
You can usually replace both sides in a hour or so.

ADVICE - Make sure you get the tracking done after changing the lower arms.

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 09:18 AM

Its a bit of a fidly job to do, but as long as the arm is the same it should go after a bit of persistance.

I usually put the inner most bolt in, then the lug into the hub, then move the whole lot until the centre holelines up.
You can usually replace both sides in a hour or so.

ADVICE - Make sure you get the tracking done after changing the lower arms.

thanks vinny. Ive done the same job before on my mrs old seat ibiza with not too much of a prob, tried for ages yesterday to do this one with no luck, got covered in dirt and sweat with no joy :(
I'll try it again in a bit but I reckon I'll be back to ask for more advice soon lol. I will get the tracking done when I do eventually get the job finished :rolleyes: ;)

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 06:58 PM

personal note: never try and do this job without keeping an eye on your driveshaft!!
this is why I had problems getting it back together, the driveshaft had slipped out on the engine side and somehow moved, luckily the bits and pieces stayed put so it went back together ok and the rest of the job went without a hitch.
Why is it that the Haynes manual doesn't tell you to be careful with the driveshaft when trying to do this job, grrrr! if there was one of those little advice bits on the page that said "take care not to pull on driveshaft or something bad could happen" then it might help lol.
Anyway, thanks for the advice Vinny I'll go get it tracked up asap ;)

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 08:53 PM

Glad its sorted bud


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