round 2 with lowering springs

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  1. bigjohnson4.6gt

    bigjohnson4.6gt Well-Known Member

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    i got the car up on jackstands right now, and im letting the pb blaster soak into the sway bar end links, hopefully i can do this today without any problems
     
  2. scarface

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    GOOD LUCK!!! O0 Its a fairly easy job, you should be fine.
     
  3. bigjohnson4.6gt

    bigjohnson4.6gt Well-Known Member

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    i would be fine if all the bolts werent rusted shut, the sway bar end link came off perfectly after i soaked it in pb blaster, but i forgot to soak the tie rod nut and that wasnt happening. I just put it all back together, tomorrow ill just take all the tires off and soak all the bolts that need to be taken off, then let them soak it in, and it will loosen it up. That pb blaster does wonders though, cause my end links woulndt budge when i tried it before, but after soaking them for like 1 hour it came off with ease. But ill get it lowered eventually
     
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    Soak every damn nut you see under there that is even close to where you will be working, just incase you forget other bolts.
     
  5. scarface

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    good luck then...
     
  6. bigjohnson4.6gt

    bigjohnson4.6gt Well-Known Member

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    o yeah
     
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    Get pics up when done. :boink:
     
  8. TxCobrA98

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    x2
     
  9. 19mustang95

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    get a huge ass breaker bar, its like the bestest tool ever behind the BFH. 8)
     
  10. m0n0x1d3

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    Try puttin another wrench on the wrench you are using, it makes a great quick breaker bar.

    I know it sounds like common sense, but it has worked for me coutless times even when my breaker bar wouldn't make a stuck bolt budge. A buddy of mine showed me and i felt pretty dumb never thinking about it before. Just a thought.

    GL man, and remember if it still wont budge, MAP gas torches are your friend. ;)
     
  11. waltnono

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    Yup, i always have a 3 foot piece of galvanized pipe for an extra cheater.
     
  12. TxCobrA98

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    yep, the pipe over the wrench works pretty well too.
     
  13. bigjohnson4.6gt

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    i got a breaker bar and i was using it the whole time, its just that the tie rod nut is in a place where a breaker bar is too big to use, and i broke a ratchet yesterday on it
     
  14. 19mustang95

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    why are you even messsing with the tie rods? you can leave them how they are, you need to take of the sway bar though....and you have to hold the nuts on the bottom side while you turn the tops.
     
  15. scarface

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    if you dont take off the nut from the tie rod he wont be able to get the control arm to drop down enough to get the springs out.
     
  16. bigjohnson4.6gt

    bigjohnson4.6gt Well-Known Member

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    hahahaha yeah i figured that out yesterday when i tried it
     
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    that sucks for him then, because i left mine on when i put on my springs.
     
  18. ryclef331

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    you don't have drop the tie rods!

    You can remove the inboard bolts of the a-arm where it connects from the k-member and drop the springs out like that. I know its unconventionaly but trust me when I say, its a MILLION times easier that dropping it from the outside. You just gotta be good with a jack to line it back up.
     
  19. bigjohnson4.6gt

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    so yours just dropped all the way with the tie rod connected?
     
  20. 19mustang95

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    yep, it helps if you have two people...one to push the a-arm down a bit and the other to put the spring in. but that way is alot easier than trying to take of the tie-rod. and it may be that my spring is shorter than your is, what spring are you using?