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post #11 of 13 Old 11-22-2018, 12:32 AM
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You got it right on the numbers being the various ways to express torque.
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post #12 of 13 Old 11-23-2018, 01:37 PM
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Just to clarify my ramblings.

The horizontal bolt that connects the lower control arm to the sub-frame "119(12,88)" is the one where you either have to jack up the engine or lower the sub-frame to get it out.

The lower bolt on #12 (linkage) can be problem in the rust belt, the fuses into the #12 part. This is only a problem if you need to replace this part. Other wise, If you choose to lower the frame, just remove the upper bolt on #12 and leave the bottom one alone.

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Thanks, I understand now!

I have succeeded in my replacement of the control arm. I didn't bother with the vertical in the end (though I might yet go back to it particularly if they tell me that they still can't do the wheel alignment for any reason). Two things I discovered:

- as I mentioned, with the six-speed manual, the troublesome horizontal pivot bolt is a non-issue. There's nothing in the way
- I got hold of the workshop manual that scarecrowdjinn had shown a picture from and discovered that the white cross on a black circle background (the one that looks like a philips/crosshead screw) that shows up in the image means "do not reuse this part". So, I'll be putting a new nut on that vertically oriented pivot bolt fairly soon

Other than that, guess what? All the experience I got on the left side will soon get practiced on the right side. I took it in for alignment after finishing the left side, and they told me the ball joint on the right side is shot too (just nowhere near as badly/obviously as the one on the left, for which the arm itself was also bent about 20 degrees!)

Anyway, many thanks again for all the help, encouragement, and explanations!
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