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Drop Link Renewal

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by 87henderson, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. 87henderson

    87henderson Senior Member

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    Hi guys...

    Time for another one of my simple questions... :p

    To replace the drop link on either side, do i need any special tools?

    Scott
     
  2. Cole@MBS

    Cole@MBS Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    Very simple, just a 16mm or 17mm spanner for the top and bottom nuts and a 6mm to hold the inner part of the joint......
     
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    Might be worth giving the nuts a bit of spray with plus gas or other releasing agent a couple of days before you tackle them
     
  4. SteveX

    SteveX Senior Member

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    As mentioned on most cars it is very simple, just use a second jack on the bottom of the wishbone (while the car is already in the air on the jack and supported with an axel stand) in a safe place to jack it up a little and take pressure off of the ARB.

    Not sure what the set up is on your car, but normally just a nut and bolt at the top on the back of the strut and at the bottom of the rollbar attached to the ARB.

    That said, the longest one I changed was on my Porsche, the top bolt of the drop link is about six inches long and doubles as a pinch bolt on the strut to keep the shocker in. It was so seeized that 8 hours later of tapping, heating, banging and screwing, I just decided to cut the damn thing off and welly it through!
     
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    87henderson

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    Ive got the blow torch on stand by, i jus wasnt sure if there was a special tool needed to hold the inner part.

    Thanks again guys
     
  6. WG M-B

    WG M-B Senior Member Authorised Forum Supporter

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    No just a 7mm socket
     

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