Reconnecting wishbone problem.

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Reconnecting wishbone problem.

Post by 22centerdoor » Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:39 am

I just adjusted my rod beatings. I removed the inspection cover on a 4-dip pan which necessitated disconnecting the wishbone ball socket. When putting it all back together, the ball socket does not line up with the pan. It is about 3/8 of an inch off. Is this normal? Is there some type of trick to get the wishbone and pan to align? Thanks.

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Re: Reconnecting wishbone problem.

Post by MWalker » Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:41 am

Lift it up using a floor jack and it should slip into place.

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Re: Reconnecting wishbone problem.

Post by John iaccino » Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:50 am

Try connecting the front and rear axles together with a ratchet strap. Tighten the strap and it should slip right in.

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