Date: Sun, 02 Oct 2005 17:57:52 GMT From: John B <rotten_NOSPAM_nospam.org> Subject: Re: [Saab_c900] balljoint removal/replacment on a C900 - tools? tips?
On Sun, 02 Oct 2005 13:53:06 +0100, Charles C. wrote: > > OK. Whichever way you use, you must compress the coil spring with > spring clamps before you can remove the ball joint. See more below. Ok, I did c900 balljoints recently, and this is totally not true. You just need to insert spacers between the body and the upper A-arm, as detailed in the Bentley manual (and here's a tip from me- if you're not using the offical Saab spacer tool, make sure the spacers you use on either side of the A-arm are the same size. Otherwise the A-arm gets twisted a bit by the pressure of the spring and it's really tough to get the ball joints in and out of the A-arm). Also, I used a cheap ball joint fork rather than a press tool. It took some hammering, but it worked just fine. Good luck, John