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    Default Control arm removal question

    Ok -- I maybe should have posted this to the tech area, and perhaps I am truly a moron...

    I dont have a service manual nearby and I am tearing down the suspension off of my roller and for the life of me I cannot figure out how to take the lower control arms (I think that is what you call these?) off of the strut housings.. I am attaching a pic so please if you have done this please help -- the brain is not firing on all 6 on this one!

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    Those are the famous rear control arm spindle pins. Do a search for them here and you should find plenty of posts regarding these. They are the biggest cause of cursing and complaining on a Z car there is.

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    I sent you a PM earlier phi22b@ck. I haven't
    tackeled this beast yet , but alot of info
    is out there on how to get those pins out.

    Don't forget to use the chatroom if you want
    to pick some brains. A few of us are in there
    regularly.

    Good luck

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    At least I am on to the fun stuff eh?
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    02 F-150 SuperCrew for recovery
    99 Navigator for the "pit" crew
    93 Accord to tow myself to work
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    Good luck..

    With luck.. your pins will simply pop out.
    Mike

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    Default Oh the memories.....

    I fought that ing part for the better part of three days. Finally I just replaced the whole assembly with another.

    And yes, the old one is still alongside the house.

    It has been the only thing to beat me yet on a Z.

    Except for figuring out my double read on my tach issue...
    When you are on the downside of advantage relying purely on courage...
    It's possible.

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