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spindle install issues...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by LuckeyTRD, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Aug 31, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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    LuckeyTRD

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    hey guys just got the spindles and coilovers and i have everything apart and i just got my coils in.... now stupid is as stupid does.... i removed the lower ball joint castle nut like an idiot instead of just the two that connect the spindle.... now i cant get the nut back on without the ball joint spinning.... so i think im gonna cut a slit in the bottom of the bolt/threading for a screw driver so i can hold the ball joint in place while i torque that nut back on... oh and i did this on both sides of the truck.. I HATE MYSELF... anyways learn as u go. and im gettin it aligned thursday so goodluck to whoever that guy is. lol. btw this thing is gona bbe baddassss...
     
  2. Aug 31, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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    the fit for these is tapered, so clean the shaft of the ball joint and shove it in there. when its tight enough you will be able to properly torque the balljoint...
     
  3. Aug 31, 2010 at 6:45 PM
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    than just shoving it in... its like a freakin golf ball sucked thru a garden hose hard. :cool:
     
  4. Aug 31, 2010 at 7:21 PM
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    bump for help
     
  5. Aug 31, 2010 at 7:26 PM
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    help bump
     
  6. Aug 31, 2010 at 7:27 PM
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    how do i tighten it?
     
  7. Aug 31, 2010 at 7:30 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Use an air wrench
     
  8. Aug 31, 2010 at 7:37 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Yosh gave you the answer. If your not gonna cut a slit into the top of it, you need to make sure its fully seated. You may have to tap it with a hammer, or use an air gun.
     
  9. Aug 31, 2010 at 7:37 PM
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    also, look at the threads. a member here needed help with this. I went to his house and saw her hammered on the end of the balljoint to get it loose without a nut on it and fubared the threads.

    if the threads are damaged you will need a die to clean them out or use a hacksaw blade or file to clean the threads.

    Another thing is to clean the taper and where the taper seats from any grease. apply pressure so the friction between the two pieces helps keep from turning
     
  10. Aug 31, 2010 at 7:38 PM
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    thanks chris and thanks yosh. i just wanted more opinions bc i read like a civic forumn with the same issue and they were fighting for better knowledge, so i pushed for answers on here.
     
  11. Aug 31, 2010 at 7:41 PM
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    ok im leading u the wrong way.... i took the castle nut off to remove the spindle attachment piece that isnt exactly part of the spindle but its what connects the spindle to the actuall lbj. and thats whats spinning.. yes its the lbj shaft but im not replacing the lowerballjoint
     
  12. Aug 31, 2010 at 7:44 PM
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    usually the lbj will only spin when you "break" it loose from the spindle
     
  13. Aug 31, 2010 at 7:47 PM
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    i had to break the spindle away from it.... so is it broken or am i still safe?
     
  14. Aug 31, 2010 at 7:52 PM
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    Air gun is the best way to go. Put as much pressure as you can and hit it with the gun and you're golden :D
     
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    explain pressure
     
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    Its supposed to spin by design. As long as the threads aren't damaged, you either have to spin the nut on really fast, such as with an air impact - or seat it back into position and apply pressure to stop it from spinning while you tighten by wrench/ratchet.
     
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    and by seating it back into position u mean tapping the end of the shaft up correct?
     
  18. Aug 31, 2010 at 8:06 PM
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    As in push it into place, and keep pushing once it stops - as in keeping pressure on it. Friction should hold it in place while you tighten the nut.

    You are over analyzing something that isn't that difficult...
     
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    haha if u saw this issue and it was sittin in your garage u would be sayin why the hell did i do this. and then u would think about crap that doesnt matter. lol
     
  20. Aug 31, 2010 at 8:13 PM
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    I've been there, I've done it, had the same problem. As long as your threads aren't facked, shove the darn thing in the hole and keep pressure on it while turning the nut. Its a tapered seat and will hold if the threads aren't screwed.
     
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