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Re: 88 80q alignment of frame?
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org> "Obin Olson" writes:
> I have an 88 80q and I think it was in a fender-bender once
> in it's life, is there a way I can measure the frame in the front
> to see if it's out of alignment ??
Specialist job. According to Martin Parker at BR Motorsport, loosening
the subframe bushes and seeing if it moves freely up and down the
threads is a good sign. Support the engine if you do this.
> Also I just replaced the front and rear lower control arm bushings
> but they STILL MOVE BACK AND FORTH AS I DRIVE OVER BUMPS OR TURN AT SLOW
> SPEED!! when I took the lower arms out I had to beat them on
> the floor to get the bushings back in....I know this was not good
> because I bent the arms a little... I did but a small jack in between
> the arms to push them out again.... is this my problem???
Yup. Service microfiche says that welding or bending of subframe
and control arms is forbidden.
> Also, Also, how do I know if my engine mounts are bad?
Least of your problems.
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