i’m not trying to take the pads off. maybe these I’m going to be forced to but i e been to the parts store for my 3rd time, forgot my wallet and second time got 8mm hex when it turns out to be a 7mm. I guess I should have just slipped the pads out cause now that I think about it the rotor isn’t new so probably has a little lip from wear over the years and might scratch the pads. after this trip I at least have every tool needed to do any brake job... just one of those days where so feel like an idiot at every turnRetaining pins?
Has anyone else found this to be incomplete? I was looking for suspension docs (32.200) and it seemed like section 32 was limited to on section (32.010). I'm totally open to the fact that im missing something. I'll be combing the internet for a torrent download of the CD rip. I have no issues with buying the CD aside from the fact that I haven't had a CD drive in my computer for years.Model 107 Maintenance Manual
Did you use the ratchet straps directly on the springs in lieu of a spring tensioning tool? I ordered an internal spring tensioner tool, but there's no way the drive is going to fit up the dime sized hole in the LCA. It's a bust. I saw where one could get a 14" threaded rod, and use the plates but the plates themselves are pretty thick and needed to be malleted in. I've been reaching out to the community to see if there was a more descriptive method written up for doing the lower ball joints and have yet to find one. I also ordered a 'universal' ball joint tool to press out/in the joints but am skeptical it will be hassle free. I'm kinda at a point where I am going to pass the point of no return as now I can put things back together and drive it to a shop. I don't really care so much about saving the money as I want to learn the car, and hone my skills.Let me know how it goes for you Stu. Interested to see how you end up doing the sub frame bushings and how you end up getting the new shocks on. I took a note from panzer puff and used a ratchet strap.