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Old 12 Apr 2010, 06:39 pm
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So I got my control arms replaced at a local shop last week for the killer price of $80 plus parts and he noted on my invoice that I needed new track arm bushings. What is this? Watts Link? Bellcrank? Trailing arm bushings? I'm lost at to what he means. Anyone know? The back of the car is clunking, so I already knew that something needs replaced. I'm going to let him replace whatever it is because he's amazing on labor and knows his stuff. I just need to know what to buy since he lets me bring my own parts

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Old 12 Apr 2010, 07:20 pm
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Show and tell.. Have him show ya and tell ya . A lot of Mech's call em diff things...
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Old 12 Apr 2010, 10:19 pm
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So I got my control arms replaced at a local shop last week for the killer price of $80 plus parts and he noted on my invoice that I needed new track arm bushings. What is this? Watts Link? Bellcrank? Trailing arm bushings? I'm lost at to what he means. Anyone know? The back of the car is clunking, so I already knew that something needs replaced. I'm going to let him replace whatever it is because he's amazing on labor and knows his stuff. I just need to know what to buy since he lets me bring my own parts

Thanks in advance
I have a clunk from the rearend to on my Woody I just bought....I just posted a few minutes ago about the Watts Link on mine being bad..Look at the thread on "spare tire cage rattling" under General Discussions my post #8 and it explains it. Hopes it helps.
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Old 14 Apr 2010, 08:54 pm
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I have a clunk from the rearend to on my Woody I just bought....I just posted a few minutes ago about the Watts Link on mine being bad..Look at the thread on "spare tire cage rattling" under General Discussions my post #8 and it explains it. Hopes it helps.
I replaced the watts link today the clunk is gone... here's a picture of it. The link has what looks like 2 tierod ends on it. Took under 2 hours to do.
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Old 14 Apr 2010, 09:25 pm
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Thanks for the pic. I did confirm that it is the bell crank. I got under the car and shook it side to side and there is visible movement (play) at the bell crank. Did you have to use any special tools? The haynes repair manual says you have to use a two jaw puller to remove the ball stud from the bell crank.
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Thanks for the pic. I did confirm that it is the bell crank. I got under the car and shook it side to side and there is visible movement (play) at the bell crank. Did you have to use any special tools? The haynes repair manual says you have to use a two jaw puller to remove the ball stud from the bell crank.
I used a tie rod end removable tool, it looks like a fork on the end. That took some work to do remove it that way cause there isn't much room with the jackstands to get a good shot to drive the fork into the ball stud. If you used ramps it probably would give you more room to swing. It took under 2 hours to do by the time I got done screwing around finding the stuff I needed. I'll try to post a step by step way to do it today or tomorrow in the Wheels and Supension part of the fourm.
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