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



Thanks for the pics and explanations guys.
This is the stuff I want to tell the mechanic.

Rich

--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Martin Gutkowski <webmaster@xxxx>
wrote:
> 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,
> >
> >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.
> >
> >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.
> >
> >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.
> >
> >To me, this means the bolt can be remove 1 or 2 ways:
> >
> >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.
> >
> >What about the head end? Is it likely bent and trapped in the
frame?
> >How would it be removed?
> >
> >Rich A.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >Yahoo! Groups Links
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >.
> >
> > 
> >



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