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Old 04-14-2012, 11:23 AM   #1
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Control Arm Troubles Hour 1!

I have been at it for over an hour and still can't get 1 Control arm off!!!!!!! Its driving me nuts! Any one have any suggestions? I am using a pickle fork! I have seen people recomending a heaver hammer! The only place its not connected is at the CAB....

It will not budge where it meets the Wheel! or the frame!


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Old 04-14-2012, 11:27 AM   #2
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^ what he said.

I had a set of the pickle forks and used the smaller one to open it up a little. Then used the big one to crack it off.

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HAHA! OK OK OK! Im gonna go pick up a bigger hammer!

It is really Stuck where it meets the wheel, is that normal?
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HAHA! OK OK OK! Im gonna go pick up a bigger hammer!

It is really Stuck where it meets the wheel, is that normal?
yes. also use a proper size pickle fork. you dont want to hit the pin before the fork can separate the joint.
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