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changing front upper arms

Old 21-Aug-2003, 02:28 PM
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changing front upper arms

I'm reading my Hayne's manual and it seems simple enough to do on my gf's driveway, but is the book fooling me? Should I attempt at doing it myself, or is the job alot harder then it sounds?
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Old 21-Aug-2003, 04:48 PM
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its a medium skill level.... some if not most of of the bolts up there are probably stuck on really tight.... but that also depends on how old the actual car is
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Old 21-Aug-2003, 04:57 PM
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it's easy enougfh to do


but

no matter how perfect you do it your going to need an alignment afterwards....
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Old 21-Aug-2003, 04:59 PM
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Originally posted by gatherer
it's easy enougfh to do


but

no matter how perfect you do it your going to need an alignment afterwards....
the gatherer speaks the truth there
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Old 21-Aug-2003, 06:40 PM
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yeah i know ill need an alignment, i just dont feel like paying $200 to get them installed...i really doubt it takes 2.5-3hrs to do as most shops are telling me.
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Old 21-Aug-2003, 07:11 PM
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it definately will for you...no hoist no air...as for a shop, yah your probably right, with the right tools it could be done abit quicker...the job is only as easy as how easily the bolts crack loose...as goes for all suspension work...

I cant remember do you have to split a ball joint?
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Old 21-Aug-2003, 07:13 PM
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****, do they new arms come with the bolts i need? i hope so otherwise im gonna be really pissed.
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Old 21-Aug-2003, 07:16 PM
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likely not...buy some ainti seize compound
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Old 21-Aug-2003, 07:17 PM
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you will have to reuse the old ones
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