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Thread: front pass. side upper control arm removal?

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    Question front pass. side upper control arm removal?

    did a search but could not find... what all do i need to take out to get the the back bolt on the fron pass. side upper control arm?..., i can see the front bolt under the intake tube but dont see how to get to the rear? help please~mike

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    Mike,
    What most folks do is remove the tab from the bolt head and use a 6 pt socket that fits. The tab is removed by prying on it with a large screw driver. Put a box or open end on the nut and remove the bolt. Reverse for re-assembly.
    Hope this helps you.

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    oh.. it all helps! thanks!.., there is some other stuff in the way before you get to the bolt do i just move it aside..? or is there anything else to disconect? thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by 92scindallas
    oh.. it all helps! thanks!.., there is some other stuff in the way before you get to the bolt do i just move it aside..? or is there anything else to disconect? thanks
    Head of the bolt is located in the tire well next to the shock//spring assy. Nothing else to remove if you do it this way, though the nut might be a bit tricky to put back on. Nothing really difficult.
    Last edited by Cobra85; 11-29-2005 at 09:15 PM.

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    Mike,
    Give me a call in about 1/2 hour and I'll see if I can give you some pointers. Here's 1 hint: Passengerside rear nut can be reached easily from underneath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TbirdSCFan
    Mike,
    Give me a call in about 1/2 hour and I'll see if I can give you some pointers. Here's 1 hint: Passengerside rear nut can be reached easily from underneath.
    will do!.. thanks

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    I just did one of those on a 91 SC .. it sure was a pain to get off. We used a 18mm open end wrench and turned it a little at a time. It would almost be easier to take the front coilover shock out for more room.
    - Dan

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    I did this once on a 96 cougar. I was fed up with the job and cut a small access door with a grinder to get at this bolt straight on. 10 minutes later, and I had the new upper arm in and was welding the access plate back on and the job was done. The plate was hidden behind the inner fender plastic. I dont recommend this really, but it worked for me. And as much as I dread this job on my 90SC, I will have all the same tools at my disposal.

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