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