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Old 05-28-2016, 06:42 PM   #1
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Need help with lower control arm install

I have the upper control arm installed but not fully tightened just yet. The lower control arm is bolted to the body of the car but i cant get it to line up with the bolt hole on the axle. The axle must have shifted cuz its a couple inches off. Any one have any ideas, advice, or instructions. Thanks in advance
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Old 05-29-2016, 12:28 AM   #2
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You need a extra set of hands to push the axle in the correct position to line in back up

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Old 05-29-2016, 05:24 AM   #3
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when Robostang & I did this (we helped each other with both cars) we had the car in the air on jack points and did one side at a time holding the rear end up some with a jack.
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I did mine on a hoist which is so much easier but I also had problems lining up the control arms. Big pry bar and an extra hand helped.

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If you have the pumpkin of the axle on the jack then you should be fine what I did when changing the upper arm I took one side of the shock off to give more playing room and you have to push the axle but remember to also twist so it's gonna take some muscle . Hope this helps!!


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On the upper torque arms there is a cut out there where you can use a pry bar on to twist the rear different to help line up the bolt holes

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On the upper torque arms there is a cut out there where you can use a pry bar on to twist the rear different to help line up the bolt holes

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Hey good to know when i do mine

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I got it in.
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I jacked up the other side right below the shock mount
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And noticed the differential shifting the direction i needed it to. Then put a second jack under lower control arm of first side and jacked til the holes lined up

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