Re: Still tryin to get that TRAILING ARM off!!
To get the new seats in I tend to smear a bit of grease over them and try to put them in by hand to get them really straight.
Then pick a socket that is just the right size (i.e. just a tiny bit smaller than the outer diameter of the seat), and put a long extension bar on it. The extension bar helps you to knock it in straight.
You need a really solid surface to hammer against like a patio slab or concrete, then just tap the end of the extension bar with a hammer and hope for the best...
Maybe they'll drop in if you have frozen them but you'll need to be quick.
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