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Old 05-09-2014, 09:50 PM   #1
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Installing lowering springs help!!

So today I tried to install my pfadt lowering springs on my ss. Everything went good no real trouble until the last spring of course. On the right rear of the car I cannot get the spindle assembly to line up with the control arm to put the bolt through. I tried for over an hour taking everything out and putting it back in and the damn thing wont line up... I'm hoping anyone has some advice for me it would be greatly appreciated! My car is blocking the garage from closing and I need to get to work tomorrow! lol
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Old 05-09-2014, 10:06 PM   #2
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Disengage the emergency brake.
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Old 05-09-2014, 10:09 PM   #3
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I just did this last weekend. You just have to maneuver it around until it goes in. It's SUPER helpful to have an extra set of hands to help, and I ended up using a floor jack under the control arm to help push things into the right place. You can also use a large screwdriver to help align the holes.

Don't give up, get a neighbor or your wife to help if you need to.

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Old 05-09-2014, 10:23 PM   #4
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that should be the last step right? I tried bolting it down first and last and what not. Had some friends tuggin and pulling too! Is pulling the parking brake really gonna help anything?
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Old 05-09-2014, 10:30 PM   #5
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that should be the last step right? I tried bolting it down first and last and what not. Had some friends tuggin and pulling too! Is pulling the parking brake really gonna help anything?
No.
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Old 05-09-2014, 11:40 PM   #6
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Make sure the brake is off. If it doesn't help then no harm done.
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Old 05-09-2014, 11:46 PM   #7
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I just did this last weekend. You just have to maneuver it around until it goes in. It's SUPER helpful to have an extra set of hands to help, and I ended up using a floor jack under the control arm to help push things into the right place. You can also use a large screwdriver to help align the holes.

Don't give up, get a neighbor or your wife to help if you need to.

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What he said. Use a screwdriver to line up the holes from the opposite side that you are gonna put the bolt through. The insert the bolt while pulling the screwdriver out.
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Old 05-10-2014, 04:59 AM   #8
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BFH and/or a pry bar?
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Put it in neutral and make sure the parking brake is off. It makes a difference
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Old 05-10-2014, 03:02 PM   #10
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Like Squillo said put a floor jack under the control arm and Jack it up a little at a time and it should help line it up or a lot closer than it is in the picture.
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:23 AM   #11
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Did you get it done OP?

If so, what worked in getting it aligned?
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:44 AM   #12
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I used a floor jack, pry bar, and a really big azz hammer. I compressed it with the jack used a pry bar to get it close to get the bolt most of the way in. After I got it in a bit it would be super tight I pried it up and hammered the bolt all the way through, it took some muscle and mixture of bad words but it got done.
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:06 AM   #13
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Show us some before/after photos
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:46 AM   #14
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You could put the wheels on and push the from the inside with your foot.
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LOOSEN the shock bolt! That is key and then tighten everything up.

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Try pushing down on the rotor. Just did this last weekend and I had to push down on one side.
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Old 05-14-2014, 01:43 AM   #17
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thx for all the advice guys. After taking a good break I went back at it and fed a screwdriver through the hole a few times til I managed to keep it lined up to pop the bolt in. So frustrating but I pulled it off. The money I saved made it worth it and not to mention my baby is looking sweet!
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thx for all the advice guys. After taking a good break I went back at it and fed a screwdriver through the hole a few times til I managed to keep it lined up to pop the bolt in. So frustrating but I pulled it off. The money I saved made it worth it and not to mention my baby is looking sweet!
Congrats! Looks awesome.
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