just interested as to what symptoms you are experiencing to suggest these need changing. do you know if its recommended to change these in pairs?
Cheers for that.Does the weight need to be off the rear wheels ie jacked up.stripe88 said:look a doddle to do, but some have had problems locking of the hex middle and the whole lot spinning, if this happens suggestions are to grip it with mole grips, or drill a hole in it and put a screwdriver through, i have done a few and in the worst case i just sawed the thing off.
20 mins a side and 2 bolts to undo.
I`m not worried about the tools as my dad`s got them and I`m giving the nuts etc a good soaking for a few days in WD40rad121 said:It's an horrendous job - made worse cause as you say, it's so effing simple. I spent hours trying to get siezed nuts off, but they bug*ers weren't for shifting.
You do also need to have both sides lifted to make it easier to get the bolts undone as otherwise there's load on one side putting pressure on the other, thus making it harder to undo the nuts. I got the drop links from a supplier (Â£20) and paid a mechanic Â£50 to do it. He said it's a job and a half without all the right tools and used a three foot tommy wrench to undo the nuts, but you need ramps for that kind of firepower.
Save yourself the hassle and cough up.