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jack the vehicle right up so that the the wheels are clear of the floor . Place vehicle on jack stands
release the tension on the torsion bar by removing the adjuster in the arm. you may have to use Stiltons or pipe wrench to get the last bit of tension out of the bar . remove and retainers and tap the bar out of the splines.of the lower control arm. mark the bar so that you will know which spline to use for reassembly
remove the lower control arm.

Mar 02, 2015 | 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

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What size floor jack do I need for a 1987 toyota camry?

Any roll away floor jack from a autoparts store will be fine and strong enough

Mar 04, 2013 | 1987 Toyota Camry

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How do I remove the upper A arm on a 1979 Chevrolet El Camino?

youll need to purchace what i call is a balljoint remover ( pickel fork )you many want to purchase both sizes. Having also a assortment of wrenches, a floor jack to set under the lower A arm and jack it up a bit. all this once the tire and rim have been removed. Because you are seperating the front spindel that holds the tire on from the upper A arm the floor jack is nessary. you may also put a jack stand under the framing of your El Camino to support that paticular side of your El Caminos front frame. once the jack stand and floor jack are placed properly your tire and rim can come off. You can see the that there is a nut with a cotter key on it. you remove the cotter key then the nut , after that you may remove or seperate the upper part of the spindle from your A arm. The coil spring is going to pop the A arm up and relieve the tension of the spring. Once that is completed remove the back side of the A arm which you can see, that it is secured on both sides. You'll figure the rest out once you tear into it.Hope this was helpful. as for instillation of the new one reverse what you did, by the way the coil spring will have to be compressed.

Jan 28, 2012 | 1982 Chevrolet El Camino

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Cab mount bushings are a royal pain. From experience ypu may as well get new bolts and some nuts to fit while you are ordering the bushings. Also get new plates that mount against the bushings. It's not very common for any of these parts to be reusable. The front mount bolts may come out with a socket and strong arm but make sure you are using a 1/2" drive socket not the common 3/8. I believe the socket is 19mm. If the bolts break or won't unscrew you will have to cut a hole in the floor to get at the welded nut. There are 2 layers in the floor where the cab mounts are located. Measure from 2 access points to get an approximate location for the hole.

You can almost guarantee that you will have to cut holes in the floor to get the rear ones out. You will also have to remove the seat to get enough room to work on them.

Once you have to old ones out a small hydraulic jack and a block of wood will lift the cab enough to take the old mount out and install the new one. Use the block to support the cab when you jack so you don't dent the floor. Do them in pairs so the cab doesn't end up crooked on the frame. You can expect this to be an all day job. Hope this helps.

Dec 02, 2011 | 1994 Chevrolet C1500

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How to replace control arms on a 93 protege

Raise the front of the vehicle and support it by the frame with jack stands. Remove the front wheels using the air gun and a socket.

  • 2 Place the floor jack under the lower control arm as close to the ball joint as possible. Raise the jack until it begins to lift the control arm. Make sure that the floor jack is positioned where it cannot slip off the control arm.
  • 3 Remove the cotter pin in the upper control arm ball joint using the wire cutters. Remove the nut on the bottom of the upper ball joint using a wrench. Separate the ball joint using the ball joint separator tool. Insert the tool between the spindle and the upper control arm and hit it with a hammer until it comes loose from the spindle.
  • 4 Remove the upper control arm by removing the nuts on the engine side of the arm holding it to the frame. Use a wrench for this, but as the bolts are loosened, keep the alignment shims together that are behind each nut. It will be necessary to replace these on the side they were removed from for the alignment.
  • 5 Lift the upper control arm off and remove the upper ball joint using the ball joint installer kit. This procedure is only necessary if the new control arm does not come with a ball joint, which would be unusual.
  • 6 Place the receiver over the bottom of the ball joint and the smaller pusher cylinder on the topside. Place the large C-clamp from the kit over the cylinders. Use the ½-inch drive air gun and socket to push the ball joint out. Reverse the process to install the ball joint. Install the upper control arm in reverse order of removal.
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    I want to know how many engine mounts a 1997 sl2 saturn uses and if there is a diagram where I can see their locations in the car. Tanks

    4 total. Two on the passenger side (upper and lower) and two on the driver's side, upper and lower. The "dog bone" type strut mount is the same for either side.

    Jul 04, 2011 | Saturn SL2 Cars & Trucks

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    How do I install a 1980 buick regal upper control arm

    You will need to have a coil spring compressor to do this.

    Remove the wheel, and coil spring,

    Support the lower control arm on a strong jack support

    Use a ball joint splitter to separate the ball joint from the steering knuckle

    Remove the two nuts from the control arm that goes to the bolts through the frame

    Remove the control arm

    Reverse this proceedure to reinstall

    Jun 25, 2010 | Cars & Trucks

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    I have a 01 lumina it has play in the steering wheel when i am steering the car

    if it was me i would checkout one at a good salavage yard that have same color as my and then take it to a locksmith so all my keys would be the same you can give these guys a call they only sell GM-parts only its Schram auto & truck parts 1-800-292-1032 and they website is wish you the best of luck Michigan Man.

    Oct 22, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet Lumina

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    Reply-SUSPENSION-03 pt cruiser touring

    is it a nosie your talking about ? if so check the sway bar links make sure they are tight and not cracked or worn in anyway, then check upper control arms as well as tie rod ends. I have seen so many people try to replace everything for a noise and it was the tie rod end! they are very sneaky and can sound like a control arm. same with the sway bar can take a jack put it under the control arm jack it up to where the tire is barely off the ground take a pry bar or strong long bar put under the tire and lift up & down while someone looks under at suspension parts you can also buy a automotive stethoscope for like 10$ to listen to each as you do that. most part stores sell them.

    Jun 15, 2009 | 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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    Need a lift

    hi, i always recommend using a lift kit for safety but, you can use a hydraulic floor jack to lift as well. they are really strong and sturdy. i would recommend using one hydraulic floor jack on each axle.

    Mar 04, 2009 | 1995 Dodge Dakota

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