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Stan Paralikis

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« on: April 21, 2009, 09:06:09 AM »

What's the secret to removing the idler arm from the center link?
Don't say to use a jaw puller.  I tried and there's NO WAY you can hook the jaws onto anything.
FSM says a special tool.  I looked up that "special tool" and it's a 2 jaw puller.  Sheesh.  Thanks Ma Mopar.




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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2009, 09:34:44 AM »

There is a popper for those you can get from justsuspension.
 
Since you are replacing it, you can use a pickle fork too.  Or, with the arm still connected to the frame, smack the sides of the centerline a couple of times then just whack the stud.
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2009, 11:38:00 AM »

Two big hammers, one behind the eye of the centerlink. Then 5 whacks on the centerlink and it's off.




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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2009, 12:46:15 PM »

Get a bigger hammer

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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2009, 04:37:51 PM »

One pickle fork....................Check.
One BFH..............................Check.



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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2009, 04:39:53 PM »

Make sure you put your thumb on the end of the pickle fork so it will stay in place when you hit it with the hammer
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2009, 04:41:20 PM »

How about I put your..................oh, never mind.

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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2009, 05:23:12 PM »

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That's the Hammer
 
Gotchya
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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2009, 05:53:13 PM »


Why am I reminded of the Stan Freiberg Looney Tunes bears cartoon in reading some of these threads?

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« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2009, 04:13:57 AM »


Quote from: POLARACO
Quote from: Commando1
How about I put your..................oh, never mind.
 

That's the Hammer
I need a hammer.  Not a tack driver...........

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« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2009, 05:25:07 AM »

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« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2009, 11:08:45 AM »

I've done it twice, Stan, on a Mopar and an AMC.  I used a pickle fork both times with no problems.
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« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2009, 04:10:11 AM »

  Pickle forks always work the best IMHO.
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« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2009, 09:35:41 AM »

I put in the idler arm this morning.  What should have been a 20 minute job took over 2 hours!!!!
No wonder it takes me forver to work on my car.
See what I have to put up with whenever I'm out there trying to work on The Nyb:














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« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2009, 09:48:31 AM »


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