[TR] Reconnecting ball joint and vertical link

Bob Labuz 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?
> Thanks!
> -- Jeff
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