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Old 11-13-2009, 03:48 PM   #1
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need help bad!!!!

okay so im installing my lift right now and im trying to put on my new total chaos uca but i cant get the bolt off that attaches the stock uca to the spindle. i been banging on it for a while but not even a budge.... help me tacoma world!!!
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Old 11-13-2009, 03:51 PM   #2
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okay so im installing my lift right now and im trying to put on my new total chaos uca but i cant get the bolt off that attaches the stock uca to the spindle. i been banging on it for a while but not even a budge.... help me tacoma world!!!


This bolt?
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Old 11-13-2009, 03:52 PM   #3
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Hit it harder. Not being smart ass, being serious.
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Old 11-13-2009, 03:53 PM   #4
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http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/sus...w-install.html

Here is a write up on the UCA's
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Old 11-13-2009, 03:53 PM   #5
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is it suppost to be spongy??? sorry but ive never installed a lift before.
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Old 11-13-2009, 03:54 PM   #6
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is it suppost to be spongy??? sorry but ive never installed a lift before.
What is "Spongy"....the bolt?
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Old 11-13-2009, 03:57 PM   #7
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I couldn't get mine off by banging on it either. I ended up using a crowbar and popped it off
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no when i hit down on it. the whole suspension is going up and down with me. currently i have the whole coil and shock out i just need this uca out! how did yall get yours out? and yes it is the bolt that u showed in the picture.
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If you take the castle nut and install it upside down you will get more surface area to hit and you won't mess up the threads.
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Old 11-13-2009, 03:58 PM   #10
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Hit UP on the bolt.
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Old 11-13-2009, 04:00 PM   #11
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ive been trying to hit up on the bolt. nothing...
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Old 11-13-2009, 04:02 PM   #12
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ive been trying to hit up on the bolt. nothing...
Hit it harder. Its tough, but it will go.
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Old 11-13-2009, 04:03 PM   #13
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It may be more difficult with the shock removed. You may want to reinstall the shock assembly to help hold it still.
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Old 11-13-2009, 07:13 PM   #14
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I don't know if this would apply to a Tacoma spindle, but when I re-did the front suspension on my 65' Mustang the prefered/only way of removing the spindle from the UCA was to beat the hell out of the spindle right where the UCA/ball joint goes through the spindle. The shock from this makes the spindle fall away from the UCA. Don't want to give bad advice so hopefully others can chime in on this method if they've tried it. Oh and the bigger the hammer the better! And get really pissed at it too!
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Old 11-13-2009, 07:19 PM   #15
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I don't know if this would apply to a Tacoma spindle, but when I re-did the front suspension on my 65' Mustang the prefered/only way of removing the spindle from the UCA was to beat the hell out of the spindle right where the UCA/ball joint goes through the spindle. The shock from this makes the spindle fall away from the UCA. Don't want to give bad advice so hopefully others can chime in on this method if they've tried it. Oh and the bigger the hammer the better! And get really pissed at it too!
I wouldnt recomend that on the Tacoma. The spindle is kinda thin on the top.
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Old 11-13-2009, 07:23 PM   #16
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Bang it harder or go buy a 2 jaw gear puller from the auto parts store. I can't tell you how many times that tool has saved me a headache.
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Old 11-13-2009, 07:26 PM   #17
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I wouldnt recomend that on the Tacoma. The spindle is kinda thin on the top.
I stand corrected! Thanks Chris!
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