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Old 12-21-2006, 10:51 AM   #21
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by any chance do you remember what size the bolt head is? I have to take my tools to my work to fix it.
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Thanks Ryan! I defintely will replace anything that really needs it. That'* how it should be done and I am at a point where I don't have to save every penny when doing repairs, so no need to cheap out.

I'll check it over good, but the frame on mine is fairly rust free. The only real rust problem I have is the rear bumper support. Left over memories from the four years in Michigan salt.
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by any chance do you remember what size the bolt head is? I have to take my tools to my work to fix it.
I think 18mm
and when you replace the bolt they give you a 14 or 15 i think
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Lash, yup if theres just a light coating of rust on the washer then just wire brush it and put some paint on it before you install the new Bushing, just to keep it in good shape
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OkÖ.where to start. I got all the old rust and such off the sub frame and believe it or not the bolts are good! My problem now is lining up the holes and also the steering.

When the mounts broke I had no steering what so ever. My Boss and I where looking to see if something was cracked or broke off but it didnít look like it. As we turn the wheel we can feel the shaft (or what ever ití* called) spinning but we canít get the wheels to turn. I am searching for a diagram to see if there is a hook of sorts that has to pop back into place. The mounts are going to be a pain I know that, but the more important issue now is the steering.

Not sure what to do at this point
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anything fella'*?
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Bring big sockets. These are probably 18'*. Maybe 19 or slightly larger. And you shouldn't be having trouble lining things up. These have enough excess room where lining up is usually very easy. If it is seeming to be tough, look at the front and other areas to see if they are also out of place or moved when the backs broke.
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I'm pretty sure I'll be able to line it up, but now I'm worried about hooking the steering back up. I can tell what is under that sleeve. I really don't want to slice the side of it open to see....but if I have too.
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I'm pretty sure I'll be able to line it up, but now I'm worried about hooking the steering back up. I can tell what is under that sleeve. I really don't want to slice the side of it open to see....but if I have too.
what sleeve are you talking about?

The one that covers the Tie rod end that goes to the Wheel?
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Mmmm the rubber booty that hides the nut to hook the steering from column to the rack? If that'* the one, just push it up and you should be able to get at it enough.
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