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I finally started my new project... changing control arms. Its only taken me about 45 mins or so to get the top one loose but the damn thing is still rusted on. Ive been banging on it for a half hour or so. Anyway, the rear passenger side bolt for the upper control arm is a pita to get loose because you can only turn the wrench about a 1/4 of a turn b4 hitting the valve cover. Damn things.
 

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HanMan said:
Anyway, the rear passenger side bolt for the upper control arm is a pita to get loose because you can only turn the wrench about a 1/4 of a turn b4 hitting the valve cover. Damn things.
A search of "UCA" and/or "upper control arm*" would have told you to use a 18mm offset box ratcheting wrench and a can of PB Blaster.

Remember, the :search: is a friend to all.
 

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Why did you post this in the Work in Progress area??

Ok, as has been discussed, this forum is for people to post changes and/or revisions of any/all TCCoA Tech Articles for review by the "experts" prior to being posted in the proper section of the web site.

Gordon aka MagerThom has graciously offered to oversee this effort, and I trust he'll do so to the best of his ability. JT and I will both be available to help out with the HTML and formatting of the documents when completed, so there's no need to be overly concerned about that. What we need is accurate and better content.

Thanks so much for being willing to help. I'm sure it will be worth it.

This forum will be similar to others except that posts will be deleted when a submitted change is incorporated into the original text. For instance, let's say a thread has been started to get changes and revisions made to an article on MAF cleaning. JoeBlow submits a valid suggestion for revision as a reply in that thread. Once the original message in the thread has been amended to include his revision, Joe's message will be deleted. Thus when the next person looks at it, all they'll see is the revised copy. Once we're satisfied that the article is indeed good enough to go back in "circulation" as it were, JT & I will take care of it.
 

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JR Tigerstar said:

A search of "UCA" and/or "upper control arm*" would have told you to use a 18mm offset box ratcheting wrench and a can of PB Blaster.

Remember, the :search: is a friend to all.

Thanks... i did my research b4 starting this... im not a newb but thanks for the flame.

And grasshopper, sorry, the name of the forum is def deceiving. It should be called tech article rewrites/additions if thats what it is for.

If someone wants to move it go ahead.
 
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