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UCA Install Problem

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by jspadaro, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Aug 29, 2010 at 8:23 PM
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    jspadaro

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    Can't get the drivers side top bolt back through on my 4wd. The fuel lines are in the way. Any tips from people who have done this?
     
  2. Aug 29, 2010 at 8:24 PM
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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Can you put it back thru the front?
     
  3. Aug 29, 2010 at 8:25 PM
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    That seems even harder, and at this point it's sorta jammed up
     
  4. Aug 29, 2010 at 8:28 PM
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    Have patience, and itr will work in. Just wiggle it as your pushing it in. If you can get a small hammer, try to tap it in.
     
  5. Aug 29, 2010 at 8:29 PM
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    Well, we'll keep trying. It is stuck. :-/
     
  6. Aug 29, 2010 at 8:32 PM
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    Might need to bend the sheet metal out of the way to make it really easy for yourself then just bend it back. We installed a while back UCA's on a 4wd with no problems getting that bolt in once we bent the sheet metal a little bit :)
     
  7. Aug 30, 2010 at 10:32 AM
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    Take out your battery and the tray, bend the sheet metal a bit using vise grips and you will be able to get it through very easily. I wouldn't put it on from the fuel lines, just in case the nut were to fall off, the bolt could slide right out creating big problems. Put it in from the engine side first.
     
  8. Aug 30, 2010 at 10:36 AM
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    The nut wont fall off. Its torqued to 100#
     
  9. Aug 30, 2010 at 10:49 AM
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    Oops, didn't update. (Exhaustion!) Ran it back the other way, that did the trick. Had to bust it back out with a little force, but I think everything is still OK. Those fuel lines are pretty thick, I don't think we hurt anything.

    Thanks for the help everybody, I'll have to do karma in a bit. :D The lift is awesome! Now I just need the URD 2.7L supercharger to make up for the power loss...
     
  10. Aug 30, 2010 at 10:50 AM
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    upper left is where i bent my sheet metal. i didnt even remove my battery. i actually tore it a bit :eek: but i bent everything back into place and you cant even notice it anymore...
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  11. Aug 30, 2010 at 10:51 AM
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    Also, the instructions I had said to torque that nut to only 83 ft-lbs. I have a haynes manual now though, I'm going to retorque everything after a few hundred miles anyway, so I'll look it up.
     
  12. Aug 30, 2010 at 10:51 AM
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    Whoa, yeah, I did not bend mine that much, fortunately. I do have some scratched paint in the engine bay, I'm going to have to touch it up so it doesn't rust. We tapped it through with a small hammer.
     
  13. Aug 30, 2010 at 10:52 AM
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    I bent the metal out of the way as well.
     
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