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Spindle Removal

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by CO_SKI, Jun 3, 2018.

  1. Jun 3, 2018 at 8:46 AM
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    CO_SKI

    CO_SKI [OP] New Member

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    Hey everyone. I’m in the middle of upgrading my suspension and have ran into a problem. I have a 2018 TRD-OR w/ KDSS. I was able to knock loose the driver side spindle from the UCA with no problem using a hammer, but the passenger side isn’t budging. Tried spraying some PB blaster on it but still no luck. Anyone have some tricks they’d be willing to share? Thanks in damage.
     
  2. Jun 3, 2018 at 4:18 PM
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    Bob

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    Other than pb blaster which you're already using, an additional tip:

    You need to hit the spindle next to the ball joint with a real metal hammer. Its the shock of the blow that gets it to come apart.

    If you are looking at the spindle you will see where the ball joint connects then there is a right angle where the metalgoes down to the rest of the spindle. Hit it on that flat spot there with a metal hammer. Like i said, short sharp blows.

    ***DO NOT HIT THE BALL JOINT STUD WITH THE HAMMER***
     
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  3. Jun 6, 2018 at 9:43 PM
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    CO_SKI

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    Thanks for the information Bob I appreciate it. I kept hitting it over and over again but no luck. I eventually went to Napa and got a ball joint remover and it took it off within moments. Like I said the driver side was easy but the passenger side I guess wanted to be special. But again thanks for the input.
     
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