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#61 95LQ1VERT

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 04:52 AM

I was looking for a set like the first picture that would fit the 24mm nut, but all the wrench sets I seen were a size too small. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 05:00 AM

24mm = SAE 15/16", that's a size that's readily available and likely the reason 24mm is scarce.

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 10:18 AM

24mm = SAE 15/16", that's a size that's readily available and likely the reason 24mm is scarce.

I should rephrase, Harbor Freight didn't have 24 m m or 15/16 in those offset angled wrenches Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 08:43 PM

So doing the rear struts on the cutlass this weekend. Took the drivers side out, but didn't realize what the rubber "number 8" looking thing was that was connected to the lateral link. Come to find out it's an auxiliary spring? Had to rake my brain on how to put it back in since for the life me I couldn't get it compressed (which there is an obsolete, more than likely unobtainable C-clamp device specifically for that spring). I came up with a carriage bolt, washer, and nut compressor to get it back in. Made it super easy for those who have taken out the Aux spring before keeping it compressed. And to add, I didn't want to leave it out if there is a specific job for that rubber spring, so I made sure to reinstall it! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 09:22 PM

Here is the compressed aux spring that I was having troubles with. 9477c0fad78720c2ff02dffe3df615cf.jpg9c2046bf9ecaa1e398450466cdc419ae.jpg Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 01:04 AM

Mine didn’t have aux spring, wonder what makes difference

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 02:28 AM

Mine were gone for years too. Have to imagine they would help a little with body roll. Seems like a drastic engineering decision to not have some kind of benefits.

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 04:57 AM

Are the rear wheels supposed to have positive camber to them? f36294a47c61dc6eb8efe8195edfe6da.jpg Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
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Posted 19 June 2018 - 10:16 AM

Mine looked much the same after replacing the rear struts..had to have a wheel alignment done to set things right.
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Posted 19 June 2018 - 11:04 AM

Mine looked much the same after replacing the rear struts..had to have a wheel alignment done to set things right.

This. Get your alignment checked.
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Posted 19 June 2018 - 12:46 PM

I plan on it, I need to do the ball joints and tie rods on the front. And off to the alignment specialist. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk

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Posted Today, 04:55 AM

Started sewing the top back together since over time the threads have disintegrated on both side, causing the cables to become visible. Working on my back stitch, so far I've got a 10" section done in about 2 hours time. This is gonna be the most time consuming project yet! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk

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