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Old 10-05-2015, 10:34 AM
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With everything disconnected, I grab the hub and shake. Clank clank clank is not the correct sound. Lol...there is a lot of play in there.
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Old 10-05-2015, 11:00 AM
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Question now is where to go to press out the old bushings, press new ones in, and who is going to press the wheel bearings.

Buy a press? Or since it will be needed seldomly, have a shop do it..
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Old 10-05-2015, 11:18 AM
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I got tired of paying and the inconvenience of having things pressed. Do yourself a favor and buy a press from harbor freight or similar. It doesn't take up a lot of room, will pay for itself in a few presses and is so nice to have when you do need it.
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Old 10-05-2015, 11:45 AM
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Yeah I'm buying a press this afternoon.

John's trailing arms aren't coming off though. I wonder if anyone has a tool they could lend me for his rear bearings?? I know some people here have made their own. Anyone have one they can part with for a short time?
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Old 10-05-2015, 11:43 PM
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Coming soon. Most of the big stuff was ordered today.
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Old 10-07-2015, 01:57 AM
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No work on the Alabama car today, but we did squire some tools and ordered wheel bearings, tarrett drop links and a sir tools b90 wheel bearing kit...

Can wait for parts to arrive...
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Old 10-07-2015, 12:35 PM
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I've been meaning to snap one of those presses. I see them on sale all the time.
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Old 10-07-2015, 04:50 PM
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Sorry to go back to an earlier page but a hint when disconnecting brake lines. Have a length of dowel press down the brake pedal. I use the front seat the provide the necessary force. I have yet to loose a drop using this technique. Of course I bleed afterwards
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Old 10-08-2015, 02:22 AM
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Originally Posted by pcarplayer
Sorry to go back to an earlier page but a hint when disconnecting brake lines. Have a length of dowel press down the brake pedal. I use the front seat the provide the necessary force. I have yet to loose a drop using this technique. Of course I bleed afterwards
I don't understand. Wouldn't that just dump fluid everywhere?
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Old 10-08-2015, 02:28 AM
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Today was breaking the passenger side spring plate loose with my new tool from pelican. Not much room in there.

Then i was removing the rear swaybar and noticed it's installed upside down...so good thing we are taking it out. Don't know how one could install it resting against the transaxle and the trailing arms, but it's not the dumbest thing I've seen. The calipers and hub nuts were on more or less finger tight. Which wasn't too safe.

Sir tools kit arrived today. So wheel bearings are getting pulled asap. Never done it but YouTube and rennlist are my friends. (And the shop manuals)
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Old 10-08-2015, 04:56 AM
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I don't understand. Wouldn't that just dump fluid everywhere?
Sorry forgot to say to do it before releasing the brake line. This covers the inlet port from the fluid reservoir to the master cylinder and essentially stops brake fluid lose
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Old 10-08-2015, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by pcarplayer
Sorry forgot to say to do it before releasing the brake line. This covers the inlet port from the fluid reservoir to the master cylinder and essentially stops brake fluid lose
Cool I'll try it on the next one. Works equally on a c4 and c2?
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I've only tested this on my C4 but the principle should apply to to C2 as well
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Old 10-09-2015, 10:15 PM
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Today was rehab of two inner CV boots in the front. Got to use the new shop press. Dirty job but surprisingly easy. Sorry no real pics today. Just one with them done. Too greasy to shoot.

Used the sir tools b90 kit to pull one wheel bearing. That works fantastically well. Also very easy. I didn't pull all four as the bearings aren't here yet and I don't want to leave the hubs exposed to dirt and humidity. So I coated the exposed surfaced on the one i did with a bit of grease and covered it up. Bearings maybe arrive next week.
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Old 10-09-2015, 10:17 PM
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Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Mike is using red lens paint and clear coat to rehab his rear lenses, This is a pic of the quick test I did...should come out looking great.
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