Tubular K member and A arm install help.

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  1. Stock982v

    Stock982v Member

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    Okay guys my a arms should be ordered next weekend , has anyone installed a tubualr k member and arms in their car , any tips , do's and dont's? What was the hardest part , do I need any special tools , any links to install video , or step by step?
     
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    if you don't have a cherry picker to hold it up check out the engine support bar from harbor freight.

    I think MM had a good video or someone I found on google.
     
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    I have a qa1 , but if you could get me a link... That would be great!!
     
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    Same thing, just different brand. Or should i say same idea.
     
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    welcome to the forum. Since yer new I will go ahead and google it for ya.

    "Video for replacing 94 mustang k member" = http://search.myway.com/search/vide...CFdgegQodtV4JWQ&ss=sub&st=tab&tpr=sbt&trs=wtt

    There are a few and pretty sure I watched them all. Best advice I can give is to make sure your not under the k-member when you take out the last bolt and make sure there isn't anything important under it.
     
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    lwarrior1016 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Yeah, k-member swap isnt bad. Make sure you take the power steering rack off. Also make sure the engine is supported well. You dont want that to fall out the bottom. It may be a good time to do engine mounts while you are in there. If you are going turbo I would suggest solid engine mounts.
     
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    Be sure to square it in the car. I like to use the maximum motorsports method with plumb bobs and a measuring tape, it will make the car much easier to align. it's also nice to have a helper when putting the K back in the car.
     
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    Remove the calipers from the brackets and wire tie them up out if the way.

    Remove the steering rack and tie it up out of the way

    disconnect sway bar end links from A arms and move out of the way

    put the jack under the A arm and jack up just enough to get the spring to compress.

    Loosen the balljoint nut to get about 1/8-3/16" of gap between it and the spindle.

    Drop the jack down to put a small gap between it and the a arm.

    Smack the spindle with a hammer where the balljoint is until the balljoint comes loose from the spindle.

    Jack up the a arm and remove the ball joint nut.

    Slowly lower the a arm, then move jack out of the way. Using a pry bar, remove the spring.

    Remove the A arm.

    Repeat for the other side

    remove engine mount nuts

    remove rear 4 k member bolts

    support engine with a jack under the balancer

    remove 4 k member bolts near the spring seats and remove k member.

    Reinstall tubular K member using the big bolts, install aft 4 bolts. Lower engine onto mount pads.

    reverse process to put it all back together
     
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    Hang the rack with bungees, don't undo the lines.