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Posted by Josh on June 27, 2001 at 11:08:13:

In Reply to: rear suspension R&R posted by Paul (at Maximill...) TECH!!! on June 27, 2001 at 10:16:45:

Last night I finished the removal process of trailing arms, rear wheel bearings and stub axles from the 2002 in my garage. The job was not nearly as tough as I had heard. The 36mm axle nuts were a piece of cake to remove (3/4" breaker bar sure helped!) and I found that as long as you have the right TOOLS - the job doesn't have to be a nightmare.

Consider yourself lucky. I broke a 3/4" breaker bar (it was a cheap Chineese one, though) trying to loosen the axle nuts - even after copious liquid wrench. For all the ME's in the croud, it was a beautiful 45deg torsion shear. After that, I tried an electric impact wrench with no sucesss. Fearing an open flame near the gas tank and because I couldn't find a nut cracker big enough, I chose to chisel mine off.


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