need help with my van

Kent McLean kentmclean at
Sun Jun 14 18:57:00 PDT 2009

Mark Rosenkrantz wrote:
> (And Al is correct... if you don't have a clue what a harmonic balancer is,
> I'd be leary about tackling anything serious like ball joints.  If they
> fail, you can die.)

What they said.  But, if he's competent with a wrench, consider buying
the Haynes manual for it ($15-20 bucks at the FLAPS), then read the
procedure. If it makes sense, if you have all the tools (including
torque wrenches, etc.), and if he feels he can handle it, then I'd say
go for it.  You'll still need an alignment afterwards, and you can have
the alignment mechanic check his work if you are really concerned.

My 2 cents.

Kent McLean
1999 A4 Avant, V6 Tiptronic
1991 200 TQA #3, with mods
1990 V8 w/5-speed and other mods
gone: '91 200 TQA x2, '94 100 S Avant, '89 200 TQ "Bad Puppy"

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