Interesting. The only time I did a CV was on my original Mini and therr are balls within the housing. If it did pop out, is it just fiddle around until the tripod goes back into place?
i tend to use a couple of bricks under the wheel to give you a bit more height in order to access the boltsFrom what I have been reading when applying torque to the hydro bush bolt and front bolts, the car should be weighted. With the wheels on the ground and no pit, that is virtually impossible. Can they be accessed with the car on ramps?
But to get the car on the ramps, it is necessary to tighten the bolts, before replacing the wheels and putting on the ramps. Is it OK to do this without having fully torqued the bolts?
theseThanks for the replies. Spring compressors; another tool to buy.
Because my bolts can be release without dropping the s-f, I don't think 'space' is the issue, it is accessing the top nut to prevent the bolt rotating while torquing. Will think about lifting the arm at the ball joint end with the jack while the axle stand is still in place. But will also investigate access using bricks before doing the job.
What is a 'poly adjustable spherical bearing ?'