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LCA Ball Joints/Hydraulic Press

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jeremy_283, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. Oct 5, 2012 at 9:49 AM
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    They shouldn't. Loosen the nut and see if the bolt will spin inside of the LCA bushing (mark the alignment tabs to the frame to make sure you don't mess up your alignment in the process). Honestly, unless you have a reason to replace the bushings, I wouldn't mess with it just yet unless you can get the bolts out, grease them, then reinstall them. If the bushings are still good, it doesn't matter if they're rusted in or not.

    Is that a stress crack on the LCA in the pic?
     
  2. Oct 5, 2012 at 9:50 AM
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    ahahahahaha your screwed

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    make sure and gusset the real failure point

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    kinda looks like it
     
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    you and me both buddy... I searched for days and days...

    I just saw these on another forum a month ago :(
     
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  9. Oct 5, 2012 at 10:52 AM
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    So a stress crack in the making :D

    If you get them, post up your review. I'd be curious to see how they hold up and they've got to be easier to install. The metal bushings were a little tough to press into the rusty LCA.
     
  10. Oct 5, 2012 at 12:07 PM
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    i went outside and set my tq wrench to 100 lbs and the one with back ones tightened some...the front ones were able to spin in the sleeve without moving the cam tab....so i hope im fine? lol
     
  11. Oct 5, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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    Sounds like you're fine. For comparison, I had a box wrench on mine with a 4' pipe and mine wouldn't budge. I could get the nuts off but that was it, the bolts wouldn't spin inside the sleeves.
     
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