help guys I need some pointers in getting my UCAs off. I am putting Light racing ones on but for the life of me I cant get the stock ones off the spindle.
bandi said:I guess I use the "monkey" way myself... HAMMER...
I loosen the retaining nut, but leave the nut on a few
threads so I do not damage them... Then a WAM with
the hammer, and the pop right out...
Like this photo illustrates on the upper ball-joint...
notice the "strike" area... (but nut must be loose)
You can see the strike area in for the tie rod in this photo...
Use a puller, not a pickle fork. Hammering a pickle fork is only if you are replacing, as it not only damages the boot, but usually scores the rod end.
Also goes by tie-rod end puller, pitman arm puller or just end puller. The TRE's will need a pitman arm puller (just slightly bigger). You can usually rent these at auto parts stores for $5-$10, sometimes loaned free with a deposit put down.