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coilover problems

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Swanid, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Apr 15, 2012 at 11:33 AM
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    Swanid

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    I was just going to start with a spacer and a top plate lift from toytec. I took the spacer and my front strut assembly to a shop to be installed. I am trying to through it back on my truck but after I put the three top bolts in the bottom seems to be at a different angle I have tried every angle and the bottom just doesnt line up. I got the right installed so its just the front left that is off. could the shop have installed the spacer wrong and miss aligned it.
     
  2. Apr 15, 2012 at 11:47 AM
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    If I understand you correctly, the three top bolts are in place, but the one horizontal hole is off. You should be able to just twist it to line it up, try inserting a screwdriver in the hole and rotating it to the right angle.
     
  3. Apr 15, 2012 at 11:58 AM
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    I have been trying that but it seems like im going to destroy the bushings the thing just wont budge, I was thinking about trying a pipe wrench or something but I dont want to damage it. I guess my question would be should I be able to spin the strut manually with the coil in place? should I just use more gusto to get it to turn into place?
     
  4. Apr 15, 2012 at 12:01 PM
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    You should be able to turn it. With the spacer in there it's compressing the spring putting more pressure on the spring making it harder for you to rotate.

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong
     
  5. Apr 15, 2012 at 6:32 PM
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    Got it in, had to pipe wrench it into place. it still looked a little crooked, will it just seat itself into place, I was gonna check it after a few days
     
  6. Apr 15, 2012 at 8:16 PM
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