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Author Topic: wishbone  (Read 1069 times)

Offline dave49

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wishbone
« on: April 11, 2018, 05:35:39 PM »
hi I'm going to replace front wishbone on ford galaxy 2005 tdi,just wondered should you fit new bolts ,and has anyone put a how to guide on here ,doneit on other cars before ,but always helps getting info thanks in advance dave

Offline johnnyroper

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Re: wishbone
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2018, 06:31:32 PM »
I didnít replace the bolts when I did mine. Not seen a how to guide but it is pretty much same as other cars. If I remember correctly the bottom ball joint was tight to pop and the rear of arm was a wrestle to get in and line up.

Offline sparky Paul

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Re: wishbone
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2018, 11:04:43 PM »
No, you don't have to replace either of the bolts if they are in good condition.

They are not single-use stretch bolts, but you do have to torque and then angle tighten because of the bushes.

 

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