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Join Date: Aug 2004
Worst part of the job is removing the long bolt that goes through the bottom of the rear hub, securing it to the two transverse links.......it can be VERY tight and require a lot of persuasion to move. The nut usually comes undone OK, but where the bolt is exposed between the two "webs" of the hub it corrodes. Best to wire brush/scrape this area and soak in plus gas/WD or whatever for a few days before trying to remove it....may well be worth getting a pair of replacements in advance...I've bent them before getting them out. When you re-assemble, you'll need to get the rear tracking checked, as there is adjustment on the inner end of the transverse rods.....
The trailing arms aren't much of an issue.
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