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bukChans 09/28/2009 09:38 AM

ep3 strut replacement install help
 
I am working on replacing struts for a Ep3 03. when I got the strut out on both sides, am not able to push the axels back to align up with the bottom strut bolts of the new struts. It seems like the axel pop out of place. did I pull it out of place when i was taking the old struts out? Can anyone tell me if i did something wrong or how to correct this? desperate help. if anyone is very experience can you please advise. i have done a couple of cars without this issue.

Hurricane_Hung 09/28/2009 10:41 AM

Re: ep3 strut replacement install help
 
its common on k engines.. just twist it around until it pops back in

bukChans 09/28/2009 11:15 AM

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Originally Posted by DC hustlah (Post 117852)
its common on k engines.. just twist it around until it pops back in

so you are saying to keep spinning the rotors until the axel pops back in place? does it need to be push in while turning also? We tried doing that for almost 2 hrs and the car is still up on jacks as we speak.

Hurricane_Hung 09/28/2009 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by 9mm (Post 117858)
so you are saying to keep spinning the rotors until the axel pops back in place? does it need to be push in while turning also? We tried doing that for almost 2 hrs and the car is still up on jacks as we speak.

yea move it back and forth and push it in the same time and it'll pop back in place.

bukChans 09/28/2009 11:59 AM

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ill give it a try again. hopefully this works cause i am out of ideas for this car.

ConHuevos! 09/28/2009 01:32 PM

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i went through this, lift the axle end up and forward towards your headlights. i remember doing this motion to get my axle back in place.

MJobe 09/28/2009 02:51 PM

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Give me 40 bucks , Ill finish it up . lol Easy stuff

bukChans 09/28/2009 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by MJobe (Post 117906)
Give me 40 bucks , Ill finish it up . lol Easy stuff

shit after what we have been through, the owner would probably not hestiate to give you 40 to finish it. i thought it was going to be cake walk also but never had the axels come out before. imma try to do what Randy (i think thats his name) advised. if that doesnt work, Jobe... you'll be hearing from me for a easy fix... :teeth:

ConHuevos! 09/28/2009 03:44 PM

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Originally Posted by MJobe (Post 117906)
Give me 40 bucks , Ill finish it up . lol Easy stuff

Never underestimate a Mexican, Ive had this problem and I can fix it. Special Mexican price 38.99 lol

bukChans 09/28/2009 04:41 PM

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Originally Posted by ConHuevos! (Post 117917)
Never underestimate a Mexican, Ive had this problem and I can fix it. Special Mexican price 38.99 lol

So Randy, how long did you have to mess wit it until it went in correctly... if your on the southside, i might need some supervision. :roflmao:

ConHuevos! 09/28/2009 04:56 PM

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Originally Posted by 9mm (Post 117931)
So Randy, how long did you have to mess wit it until it went in correctly... if your on the southside, i might need some supervision. :roflmao:

Frustrated the fuck out of me for a good 20 minutes, it woulda cut down time if I woulda just asked for help right off the bat, took me and my bro around 5 min. To fix

sounds dirty but he pushed it up while I guided it in:roflmao:

importsusa 09/28/2009 04:59 PM

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Originally Posted by ConHuevos! (Post 117917)
Never underestimate a Mexican, Ive had this problem and I can fix it. Special Mexican price 38.99 lol

Puerto Rican price $37.99 plus free sticker....:roflmao:

importsusa 09/28/2009 05:01 PM

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We should all get a group of people together and show up at 9mm house......TEAM EFFORT to make sure that axel pops back in!!!
LOL

ConHuevos! 09/28/2009 05:03 PM

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Originally Posted by importsusa (Post 117938)
Puerto Rican price $37.99 plus free sticker....:roflmao:

Not even immigrants can get away from immigrant under cuts! And a free fucking sticker!! How am I supposed to compete with that. :roflmao:

importsusa 09/28/2009 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by ConHuevos! (Post 117941)
Not even immigrants can get away from immigrant under cuts! And a free fucking sticker!! How am I supposed to compete with that. :roflmao:

WELCOME TO THE U. S. of A. ....LOL Land of the under cuts........how 'bout we split it and I make you a sticker as well!!! LOL:teeth:

JustBrowsing 09/28/2009 06:21 PM

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Should be a easy repair, I just dont understand what you are trying to describe? The axel just wont go into the knuckle?

MJobe 09/28/2009 06:23 PM

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Shit! I was under-bid. :roflmao:

bukChans 09/28/2009 06:42 PM

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importsusa... you got mail... i sent you a picture of the rotors and strut... it will not move up for me to align the two bottom strut bolts. still not having luck with your suggestion.

MJobe 09/28/2009 08:26 PM

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Mount the shock on the shock tower (3 bolts) then I assume you already have the lower ball joint & knuckle set on to the lower sub frame?

Obviously you need to allign the axle into the knuckle, so it will slide in the spline when connecting the knuckle to the strut.

When connecting the strut and knuckle, Have a friend push down on the rotor as hard as he can so you can put the 2 bolts in to connect the strut and knuckle. BOOM your done.

Where are you located? I will come help if you absolutly need it. But it is a Pita, I just did my girlfriends 02 civic last week.

RICKYritethere 09/28/2009 08:34 PM

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Originally Posted by MJobe (Post 118006)
Mount the shock on the shock tower (3 bolts) then I assume you already have the lower ball joint & knuckle set on to the lower sub frame?

Obviously you need to allign the axle into the knuckle, so it will slide in the spline when connecting the knuckle to the strut.

When connecting the strut and knuckle, Have a friend push down on the rotor as hard as he can so you can put the 2 bolts in to connect the strut and knuckle. BOOM your done.

Where are you located? I will come help if you absolutly need it. But it is a Pita, I just did my girlfriends 02 civic last week.

Mikes got it. :cheers:

importsusa 09/28/2009 08:38 PM

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Originally Posted by 9mm (Post 117975)
importsusa... you got mail... i sent you a picture of the rotors and strut... it will not move up for me to align the two bottom strut bolts. still not having luck with your suggestion.

Yeah, I got the picture.....my suggestion probably didn't work, because I never made one yet....LOL:teeth: It was CON HUEVOS that suggested.....LOL

All I did was under bid CON HUEVOS and MJOBE:teeth:......Puerto Rican style...:roflmao:

importsusa 09/28/2009 08:40 PM

Re: ep3 strut replacement install help
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MJobe (Post 118006)
Mount the shock on the shock tower (3 bolts) then I assume you already have the lower ball joint & knuckle set on to the lower sub frame?

Obviously you need to allign the axle into the knuckle, so it will slide in the spline when connecting the knuckle to the strut.

When connecting the strut and knuckle, Have a friend push down on the rotor as hard as he can so you can put the 2 bolts in to connect the strut and knuckle. BOOM your done.

Where are you located? I will come help if you absolutly need it. But it is a Pita, I just did my girlfriends 02 civic last week.

THAT WAS WORTH $40.00 dollars to me!!! LOL

bukChans 09/28/2009 10:43 PM

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yeah the axel came off of the spindal if thats is what you call it... so we had to take the axel out and realigned it. we finally got it but it shouldnt have been 2 day job just for struts. i shouldve came here.. but any takers to tackel a up/downpipe on a subie once i get it since you guys know you stuff...? :roflmao: i got a case and some bombass grill chicken wings on it:teeth:

MJobe 09/28/2009 11:02 PM

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Originally Posted by importsusa (Post 118011)
THAT WAS WORTH $40.00 dollars to me!!! LOL

I accept PayPal. :roflmao:

Glad you got it done.:thumbsup:

ConHuevos! 09/29/2009 10:13 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by 9mm (Post 118057)
yeah the axel came off of the spindal if thats is what you call it... so we had to take the axel out and realigned it. we finally got it but it shouldnt have been 2 day job just for struts. i shouldve came here.. but any takers to tackel a up/downpipe on a subie once i get it since you guys know you stuff...? :roflmao: i got a case and some bombass grill chicken wings on it:teeth:

you had me sold @ chicken wings :cheers:


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