Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2005 04:00:11 +0000 (UTC)
From: Craig's Saab C900 Site <>
Subject: Re: [Saab_c900] balljoint removal/replacment on a C900 - tools? tips?

"Charles C." <> writes: >John B wrote: >> 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. >Me thinks you are wrong >(a) you did not read all the message where I mentioned jamming up the >suspension (ok you mentioned spacers). >(b) The idea of using the clamps is over and above jamming or spacing >the wishbone as they will take a lot of the tension whether the tension >goes on the wishbone or on the inner wing. Both of which - according to >your and my message - are known to collapse. Never heard of this happening but if the car has been abused and spacers have not been used in the past the body metal could well be deformed or damaged and not be able to take the pressure. My home-made spacers spread the load out and will not slip out - that's just as important as having them the same size, etc. Craig. -- Craig's Saab C900 Page --> http://nospam/~c900 Sydney, NSW Australia Craig's Classic Saab Workshop -- For Saab 99/C900/9000 Enthusiasts world-wide! http://www.nospam Come and explore our site, and check out our web-forums, mailing list, etc.

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