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Old 02-22-2006, 05:38 PM
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Can't find part

I am trying to put new motor mounts in a 92 camaro and I have to drop the lower contol arm. In order to do this Ineed tool J-23028 but I cant find it. Is there a crossbeam adapter that is narrow enough to support the lower control arm? Anybody have any ideas?

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googled this...
http://aarc.epnet.com/application/88...STALLATION.htm

can't you pull the motor up a little? or even jack it up with the trans tailshaft and motor mounts unbolted?

it may be cheaper and easier to take it somewhere and have them change it.

hope it helps, JD
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F-body front springs are easy to ditch. After getting the car up on stands, jack up the lower arm at the ball joint, remove the nut from the lower ball joint, then slowly let the arm down while tapping on the ball joint with a wooden mallet. The spring will come out and then you can do what you want with the lower control arm. I've done it so many times it takes me about 10 minutes.

Stay clear of the spring; staying ahead or behind it will prevent costly plastic surgery bills.
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How do you get the spring back in?
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Put the lower control arm in place, set the spring in the pocket, and jack the control arm back in place. Put the nut on the ball joint and you're done... but you should get an alignment.

Some stock F-body springs are a touch tall, so it might take a heel or pry bar on the spring, but the very worst case scenario is that you would have to purchase (or borrow from AutoZone for free) a spring compressor. That will let you shrink the spring a touch to set it in the pocket.

You'll find that when you disassemble the front and start letting the jack down, the control arm will stop when the spring quits expanding. A boot heel on the control arm will push it down another inch to let you remove the spring. Installation is the same thing in reverse.
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We tried just what your talking about but the spring had so much pressure that we were concrned about getting it back together again without injuring anybody.lol Thanks for the encouragement.
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