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J P Stein J P Stein is offline
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Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Vancouver,Wa.
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Broken Downlink Revisited

Tho I was planning to veg-out all day & recover from yesterday's
chaos, I went out to work on the car.

Installed the other arm and got to lookin' for the stuff to bolt the Sway arm back on. Figured I'd better take a good look at the
downlinks in light of a post from a week or so back.

OOP's!.....what's this?...we got pics, of course. First a general view:.......

Note the position of the downlink on the sway bar lever arm.
That makes its setting fairly soft. Were it closer to the Sway bar (firmer) I wouldn't have this problem.

Here's the problem......note arrow. ........

The ball end has been binding on the U tab and has worn a notch in the ball end. The down link shaft itself is OK, not bent or cracked, but....that would tend to put a side load on the shaft and, at some point, somethin' is gonna give. The spacers/washers & all have been removed for clarity.

There is a fix. Brad had em' here and I didn't know bout MY problem so he got away with them.....rats!
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Old 12-29-2002, 08:36 PM
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