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need help bad!!!!

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by taco_man, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. Nov 13, 2009 at 3:48 PM
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    taco_man

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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!!!
     
  2. Nov 13, 2009 at 3:51 PM
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    This bolt?
     
  3. Nov 13, 2009 at 3:52 PM
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    Hit it harder. Not being smart ass, being serious.
     
  4. Nov 13, 2009 at 3:53 PM
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  5. Nov 13, 2009 at 3:53 PM
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    is it suppost to be spongy??? sorry but ive never installed a lift before.
     
  6. Nov 13, 2009 at 3:54 PM
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    What is "Spongy"....the bolt?
     
  7. Nov 13, 2009 at 3:57 PM
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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
     
  8. Nov 13, 2009 at 3:57 PM
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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.
     
  9. Nov 13, 2009 at 3:57 PM
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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.
     
  10. Nov 13, 2009 at 3:58 PM
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    Hit UP on the bolt.
     
  11. Nov 13, 2009 at 4:00 PM
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    ive been trying to hit up on the bolt. nothing...
     
  12. Nov 13, 2009 at 4:02 PM
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    Hit it harder. Its tough, but it will go.
     
  13. Nov 13, 2009 at 4:03 PM
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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.
     
  14. Nov 13, 2009 at 7:13 PM
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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!
     
  15. Nov 13, 2009 at 7:19 PM
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    I wouldnt recomend that on the Tacoma. The spindle is kinda thin on the top.
     
  16. Nov 13, 2009 at 7:23 PM
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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.
     
  17. Nov 13, 2009 at 7:26 PM
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    I stand corrected! Thanks Chris!
     
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