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A-Frame balljoint renewal

Discussion in 'busters-photo-tour-landrover-repairs' started by bustersbus, Jun 22, 2010.

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  1. bustersbus

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    A-FRAME BALLJOINT RENEWAL

    Mines was needin&#8217; renewed so here&#8217;s how Ah did it&#8230;.

    First Ah jacked the back axle up and stuck it on a couple of stands&#8230;

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    To see the A-frame balljoint&#8230;

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    Ah took out the split pin..

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    Then usin&#8217; a 30mm socket on a long extention bar, ah removed the castle nut and washer&#8230;.

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    Next Ah used a couple of 19mm spanners to remove the two bolts that hold the arms to the fulcrum&#8230;.

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    (Ah&#8217;m glad Ah copper greased the bolts the last time ah had this apart ;) )..

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    Then usin&#8217; a suitable drift (or balljoint splitter) Ah knocked the fulcrum and balljoint out&#8230;

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    Now for some fun!!!
    Ah removed the two 13mm bolts that hold the balljoint to the fulcrum, gave the other side a guid wire brushin&#8217; to try and get some of the muck from around the joint then gave it a guid soakin&#8217; in GT85 and left it to soak in for a bit

    Next it was a case of stickin&#8217; the fulcrum in a big vice and beatin&#8217; the hell out of it with a big hammer and impact socket!!!&#8230;.

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    It&#8217;s movin&#8217;&#8230;..

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    Gave it another soakin&#8217; in GT85 and left it for another wee bit (just to catch me breath again!)&#8230;

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    Beat it a few more times until it finally came out&#8230;..

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    Ah gave the fulcrum a really guid clean with a wire brush and then gave it a wee lick of paint to tart it up a bit&#8230;.

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    Once the paint had dried Ah stuck some copper grease on the balljoint and used two longer bolts to make sure it lined up properly in the fulcrum&#8230;

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    When Ah was happy that everything lined up properly, Ah used my old hub nut spanner with a block of wood on top and hammered the balljoint in&#8230;.

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    And stuck the new 13mm bolts back in&#8230;.

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    before givin&#8217; it another paint to cover the metal&#8230;

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    Then it&#8217;s just a case of stickin&#8217; the fulcrum and balljoint back into the axle, stickin&#8217; the big washer and castle nut back on loosely, stickin&#8217; the two bolts fur the arms back in, tighten them up then torque up the castle nut, stick the split pin and lowerin&#8217; the bus back down.


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    That&#8217;s it, job done;):D
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2010
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