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Offline Smokey

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My experiance of swapping out a worn idler arm
« on: May 18, 2015, 08:58:31 PM »
I've been trying to fit a new idler arm on my Old 99 Hilux for for frigging weeks.
No amount of bashing the fuck out it it would the cone joint apart so Id have to put the castle nut back on and sort out some answers.
I had useless mates come have a look, Even my Dad who is a retired diesel mechanic had a look and said to jack up some pressure and tap it on each side with two hammers, That's what worked on mercidies busses so he said.
Last Saturday I spent four hours doing all sorts of shit to it, heating it up, Jacks, Tapping in a magical way while lifting one leg up and holding a eye winking sabbatical ,  None worked  ::p

So finally, In disgrace, I headed down to the auto store to tell my woes.
YOU NEED A BALL JOINT SEPPORATOR TOOL MATE!
A Fucking what?
$ 29 later I tapped it on, wound up the screw and "Ping"   Job done in in ten minutes.
Now the Tojo doesn't sound like a T34 tank  ::i

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Re: My experiance of swapping out a worn idler arm
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2015, 09:48:57 PM »
ahhh the magic horseshoe fork !!
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Re: My experiance of swapping out a worn idler arm
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2015, 07:22:25 AM »
 rofl rofl rofl rofl

I once spent an entire morning flat on my back cursing and bleeding trying to change a hose in the front of a certain little Italian sports car before I gave up and went down to the auto shop and bought a really, really long flat blade screwdriver that had the job done in five minutes.

Still have that driver - gets used maybe once a decade - worth it :)

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