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steering arm seized

dope Aug 16, 2012

  1. dope

    dope alcoholic pervert

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    Afternoon.

    Just had a couple of tyres put on the front and was going to get them to do the tracking (which is out by quite a bit on the nearside) but the guy said he couldn't undo the steering arm to do the adjustment.

    Any ideas? Am I on the cusp of a world of pain?
     
  2. marktdisport

    marktdisport Active Member

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    Take it to someone with some knowledge m8... Just may need a bit of heat and a tap to free up
     
  3. dope

    dope alcoholic pervert

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    Worth giving it a try myself on the drive do you think, or will I do more harm than good?
     
  4. marktdisport

    marktdisport Active Member

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    Give it a try plenty of wd40 and maybe a bit of heat if it won't budge
     
  5. dope

    dope alcoholic pervert

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    Will do. Need to look see if a broken sensor wire is the reason the pad warning light is on, so I'll attack the arm at the same time.

    Cheers
     
  6. PAULF

    PAULF Active Member VCDS Map User

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    I got my B5 (and a few other cars) arms with a giant stilson and scaffold pole combo. I have oxy-acetlyne, but you have to be careful of rubber damage.

    I've also used a jack to turn the stilson on stubborn ones, but I'm rough!!

    It's that or take steroids :weight_lift2:
     
  7. marktdisport

    marktdisport Active Member

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    LOL!!!
     
  8. dope

    dope alcoholic pervert

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    Nice! Never underestimate the role of scaffolding in automotive repair.
     
  9. spartacus68

    spartacus68 Active Member

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    ...or a sawn off exhaust pipe (Ray Winstone would be proud of me)! :yes:
     
  10. Woorlord

    Woorlord shifting to Hyperspace... . VCDS Map User

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    Heat worked on mine - same issue.
     
  11. EK

    EK New Member

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    use some heat, put some wet cloth arond to protects the rugger gaitors

    It should free it
     

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