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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:23 pm    Post subject: Front Camber adjustment Reply with quote

OK so I've been replacing my coffin arms... I had a seized nut on one so the joint just kept spinning...after prying on it... and getting a jack under it to try to stop it spinning in the end I had to cut it off...
But now as I Reassemble it... the camber seems to be out.. so I can't get the new one in Question
I wonder if I've bent something jacking it up Dont know or could I have spun the spring some how and altered the camber Dont know

Any ideas is greatly appreciated Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Front or rear ?

Do you mean the nut on the ball joint span so you cut that off and thats the part you cant get back in .. the ball joint or do you mean the bolt holding the arm in place that also adjusts the camber ?

Any pictures Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah pictures Laughing only of the offending nut
Coffin arm ball joint on the front









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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Demort forgot to add...

Well to be honest I tried it the bolt to the chassis first couldn't get the ball joint in.. so tried it ball joint first still couldn't get the other end in.... I couldn't see any adusters on the chassis end.. I have read about them but cant see them Laughing thanks Thumb ñ
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok .. front camber is adjusted at the top of the strut , its a C4 ( driveshaft still connected ) and the new ball joint will be very stiff , you also still have the track rod connected so i think your not pulling the hub / disc out far enough , you also have to move the ball joint a bit to position it .

If the arm is still off then just insert the ball joint end .. that will prove theres nothing stopping it going into the hole .

Them try and pull out the hub further or remove the track rod end to help .

If none of this works or your still not sure then ill pm you my number .. talking is often easier to explain things than on here .
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PMed my number Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One other thing i forgot to mention .. if you still have the drop link connected then remove that at the roll bar end , that will also help you as you only have the driveshaft holding it at that point .
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will do Demort Thumb many thanks once again... I shall return with the results Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I finally got it all sorted today (Thanks to Demort's telephone advice service Laughing ) There was a slight delay due to me snapping my ball joint extractor on the track rod Embarassed

Thanks again I'm Demort Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good result! Satisfying once it's all back together. Thumb

Kudos to Demort, especially for handing your number out. With some of the folk on here I'm surprised you don't answer to heavy breathing and questions about what you're wearing. Not the OP of course. Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some times its just easier to explain things in a phone call and not try typeing it all out .. plus im crap at explaining things this way lol .

Got me thinking about the heavy breathing though .. next time ill let the wife answer the phone !


Aww ball join tool .. i use an airgun but sometimes they are dam tight so you do it up / gun it up till its feeling pretty dangerous then stop .. wait a few mins and it will often let go .. if not clought it with a good old hammer .. many times ive felt like my ball joint splitter was about to break so thats what i do.

Yea i know its too late now but other people read here as well Very Happy


Good result though young man Thumb Kudos .
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