[TR] Reconnecting ball joint and vertical link
yellowtr at adelphia.net
Sun Jan 4 15:46:25 MST 2015
I would remove the shock and spring. You will need a spring compressor.
This requires removal of the bottom ban. There was a thread on that
topic last week.
With all that tension, I dont see how you can do it with the spring intact.
Not alot of work if you have a compressor.
On 01/04/2015 05:20 PM, Jeffrey Gayton wrote:
> Greetings. As you may recall I recently had a memorable experience
> with the vertical link on my TR4 separating from the ball joint while
> pulling into my driveway. I’m not trying to put things right, but am
> having trouble. The workshop manual says to reverse the procedure for
> separating them with special tool S.166, which seems to be unavailable.
> I tried using a jack under the spring pan, but the alignment between
> the ball joint and vertical link is quite a bit off and requires a lot
> of tugging on the wheel to get it to come even somewhat close fitting.
> In the end, the upper wishbone moves up before I’m able to force the
> link into the ball joint.
> Any ideas?
> -- Jeff
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