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Username Post: Lower outer control arm shaft        (Topic#345304)
Kori 
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Posts: 1

Reg: 06-07-17
06-07-17 06:15 PM - Post#2695000    

After installing a new lower outer control arm shaft in my 57 I found I know have play. Is this normal? I would assume there should be no play. I remove the shaft from the control arm and it has slight play even when it is not installed in the car. Seems odd? Thanks in advance for someone's input.



 




DZAUTO 
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Posts: 8401

Loc: Mustang, OK, USA
Reg: 12-25-99
06-09-17 03:30 PM - Post#2695254    
    In response to Kori

Did you replace BOTH the shaft and the bushing?
If not, then that is your problem.
The bushing is screwed into the spindle support (upright), and if it is rusted and seized in the support------------IT CAN BE A MOTHER BEAR TO REMOVE!!!!!!!!

This is a lower-outer shaft and bushing. You can see how much the inside threads of the bushing are worn.



These three parts are the lower-outer shaft and bushing, and the upper-inner shaft.



This shows a spindle support with the bushing removed and a bushing installed.




 




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