Re: [DMCForum] TAB removal
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Re: [DMCForum] TAB removal



The fact that your shims all fell out would suggest the bolt snapped at
the point between the arm and the bush - which is where they bend. My
experience is that they sieze in the arms, not in the bush, and with the
bush, you've got something to pull them out with - the head. Once that's
out, you can use a punch (smaller than 12mm in diameter) slipped through
the bush to tap the siezed up end out. of the trailing arm. a long M10
bolt would be perfect.

Martin

cruznmd wrote:

>Ok,
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>after consulting the DMCnews archives, I've read the photos and
>articles. Dave S. reminded me that the bolt appeared "siezed" at the
>tech session last year. He said the bolt wouldn't turn and the T.A.
>move up and down when he tried. According to literature, that is the
>sign of a bent TAB.
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>At that point, we should have gotten an angle grinder hooked up to my
>compressor and cut it out. Well I'm alive to learn the lesson.
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>Now, based on pictures and sounds I believe the bolt snapped on the
>inner (head) side because I heard all of my shims and washers hit the
>road with a musical clingling sound.
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>To me, this means the bolt can be remove 1 or 2 ways:
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>1. Undo the nut and push the bolt back through the T.A.
>2. Ditto, except cut the bent part off and pull what's left through
>the other way.
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>What about the head end? Is it likely bent and trapped in the frame?
>How would it be removed?
>
>Rich A.
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