Quick tip, use a ratchet strap to strap up the anti roll bar as it will take the load off of it and make fitting the drop links much easier! Very easy job so you'll be fine!!
Well, two new drop links fitted successfully. In theory yes, it's as simple a job as can be done on the car. Take the wheel off and the links are right in front of you, two nuts off and then the new link on.
However, not so simple this time round for me unfortunately. There was no flat on the stud part to stop it turning with the nut but there was an Allen Key fitting but every one of these were rounded, I can only assume someone who owned it before me had tried and failed and just given up. Tried to grip it with vice grips but couldn't get enough purchase on it and it just kept spinning. This was the same for 3 of the 4! Eventually got a nut splitter out and tried that but as the they were flange nuts I couldn't split them. In the end I had to get the grinder out and split the nut that way!
Think I just got unlucky this time round and I'm sure if I done it again I would have no problems but hey, it's done! Thanks for the help on this one.
I've never had much luck trying to hold the studs with the allen key hole , either rounded or rounds off when trying to hold them.
Job well done , what's your next one ?
I find if they are seized I get the angle grinder out it saves loads of time.
Are we there yet????? No we fecking ain`t gggggrrrrrrr
Ex 1.6hdi van now 3 seater 1.4 multispace
Should've purchased the Lemforder ones, ocap are cheap rubbish, expect to replace them in 12 months or less, we fit hundreds on all cars and have given up with the budget stuff.