North American Turbocoupe Organization



End Links
Gregg Offline
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Ordered a set from PST, b/c my driver side end link popped in half...putting them on today, the driver said was no big, b/c there was only half of one there...however the passenger side is a different story. I got both bolt/washers off, however I can't get enough clearance to get the end link out.

What am I doing wrong, can someone offer some help?

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1987 TC 5 Speed
K&N Cone mounted on the VAM,Ric Gillis Valve
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segfaultxr7 Offline
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That's odd, I don't remember there being a problem when I changed them. Then again I had the whole front end taken apart. You aren't jacking it up by the A-arm are you? If so that will compress the suspension and make it difficult or impossible to remove the endlink.

You could always cut it in half with a hacksaw if it won't cooperate!
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Gregg Offline
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Quote:Originally posted by segfaultxr7:
That's odd, I don't remember there being a problem when I changed them. Then again I had the whole front end taken apart. You aren't jacking it up by the A-arm are you? If so that will compress the suspension and make it difficult or impossible to remove the endlink.

You could always cut it in half with a hacksaw if it won't cooperate!

No, it's on jack stands right now actually..not by the a arm... it's acting like there is pressure on the sway bar...

as for the hacksaw idea, it's looks like it's gonna come down to it..

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1987 TC 5 Speed
K&N Cone mounted on the VAM,Ric Gillis Valve
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Gregg Offline
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Got it!!

Got them both installed, and WOW what a difference over stock..

no more clunking noises, and the steering wheel doesn't shake while driving or under braking..

next step is new sway bar bushings...

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1987 TC 5 Speed
K&N Cone mounted on the VAM,Ric Gillis Valve
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segfaultxr7 Offline
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Cool! I did new ball joints, tie rod ends, and endlinks/bushings a little while ago, made a big difference. Next up is strut mounts, swaybar bushings, and control arm bushings. I might have a garage do the control arms, they look like a real hassle.

Check your swaybar bolts where they protrude through the frame, you might need some new bolts. My 88TC is totally rust-free except for those bolts, they just look like lumpy rust sticks. I'm kind of surprised they haven't broken off!
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