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Date: Sun, 02 Oct 2005 19:18:22 GMT
From: John B <>
Subject: Re: [Saab_c900] balljoint removal/replacment on a C900 - tools? tips?

On Sun, 02 Oct 2005 19:45:26 +0100, Charles C. wrote: > > (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. > Ok, fair enough. But I think that if you can't see any cracks in the A-arms and the body is rust-free, it's probably ok. > > And if you are lucky you will have done only small damage to the > alignment of the wishbone. And that for a tool that costs (in Blighty > any way) 10GBP versus a fork that costs half that. > Yes, I fully acknowledge the superiority of the press tool. I ended up using a fork because I couldn't find an alternative in the time I had alotted for tool shopping that day. Any damage incurred by the wishbone has yet to manifest itself, though of course it could be subtle. The main thing is that none of my wheels have fallen off. Yet. John

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