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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-15-06, 04:23 AM Thread Starter
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Little help/advice?

Hoping someone can help a bit of a newbie. I have a EA wagon with a rawther distressing "clunk" from my front left. I stuck my head under and saw a VERY stuffed radius rod to subframe bush. Refered to the manual and discover this rather lovely peice of advice...

"...If subframe bush requires replacing, refer to a specialised Ford repairer..."



Anywhoo, does anyone know this to be gospel? I realised that getting the bush off the radius rod will be tricky due to the shape of it, but is it do-able? I really hate other people messing with my car, but I am a little green on suspension repair. I have done a heap of research and feel I can tackle this my self if given some advice so any hints will be appreciated.
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Re: Little help/advice?

Get a Ford factory manual and it says no special tools are required but special care must be taken in the correct positioning of the bush section containing the metal inserts. It all says install but do not tighten any of the nuts except the stabilizer bar link bolts, until they are all in place and the vehicle has been lowered to the ground and it at normal ride height then tighten in order: control arm pivot bolt, shock absorber bolt, front and rear strut bolts. If you check Whitelines site I think you will also find some articles/instructions on fitting their aftermarket radius rods or as Ford call them lower control arm struts.

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Can't find the Ford one but essentially the same process as: http://www.whiteline.com.au/docs/ins...256_krr207.pdf

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