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quick question by sgosser
Started on: 09-09-2013 09:59 AM
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Last post by: wickedjester on 09-10-2013 11:34 PM
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Report this Post09-09-2013 09:59 AM Click Here to See the Profile for sgosserClick Here to Email sgosserSend a Private Message to sgosserEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I started unhooking the 2.8 to remove from my 85. I am enlisting the help of a friend who is a mechanic. We have very limited space so engine will have to come straight back. He wants to leave the struts in to help with clearance, so I was wondering what the downside to leaving the struts in would be. I am thinking alignment but front right was out before wonder if we could accomplish this with the home alignment procedure shown in the how to section. thanks
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Report this Post09-09-2013 11:31 AM Click Here to See the Profile for n7vrzClick Here to Email n7vrzSend a Private Message to n7vrzEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You can get it close. But Fieros are really finicky about proper alignment. After you get everything back together I would take it to an alignment shop and have them do a proper 4 wheel alignment. And have them get as close to spot on as possible. "In the green" sometimes just isn't good enough.
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You can mark them and get them back close, I would leave them in the car, I just did this and it worked out fine. I pulled mine straight out the back also. Larry
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Report this Post09-09-2013 01:52 PM Click Here to See the Profile for sgosserClick Here to Email sgosserSend a Private Message to sgosserEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks for the advice. I will mark them and see how it goes.
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Report this Post09-09-2013 10:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for olejoedadClick Here to Email olejoedadSend a Private Message to olejoedadEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You can disconnect the knuckle at the ball joint and not ruin the alignment. Disconnect the rear toe link at the knuckle as well. Pull the axles out of the knuckles and drop the knuckle/strut out of the way by removing the three nuts on top of the strut tower.

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Report this Post09-10-2013 11:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for wickedjesterSend a Private Message to wickedjesterEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
you can take the 2 control arm bolts out and drop the strut to the control arm out as an assembly and u wont affect the alignment at all when u put it back in. same method as olejoedad but i found this easier than separating the ball joint, and if u take the nut off the tierod at the cradle it also comes out without having to disconnect from the knuckle

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