Upper and Lower spindle bushing and spindle install

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Re: Upper and Lower spindle bushing and spindle install

Post by PF044 »

There are no cut threads in the arms as they come from the factory. They are smooth inside and (maybe?) get 'deformed' on install of the bushing onto the spindle through the arm.
Maybe they are worn out?
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Re: Upper and Lower spindle bushing and spindle install

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A couple of my A arms were boogered a bit and the flapper wheel fixed that.
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Re: Upper and Lower spindle bushing and spindle install

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Well you guys were right. I decided to bite the bullet and just send it. Hit them with the impact, and they spun all the way down. Didn't expect it, considering they were so far out before binding. Thanks!
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Re: Upper and Lower spindle bushing and spindle install

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Glad you got it sorted out. I understand your caution, but sometimes a "big hammer" IS the right TOOL! Onward!
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