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Re: [T3] 1970 Ball Joints


On 23 Jul 99, at 10:18, Mark Fuhriman wrote:

> Can someone please post the part numbers for upper and lower ball joints 
> for my 1970 (Jul '69) Fastback?  Also, any special tricks for their 
> replacement that are not covered already in Bentley or Haynes? 

Uppers are 311.405.361B, lowers are 311.405.371B/C. They are hard to 
get out and hard to find good ones (there is some junk out there.) 
Don't replace them unless they are shot. The Bentley has instructions 
on how to check them. Read this until you understand what they are 
after and then check th4ղe replacing. If they are bad, try to 
remove them without damaging the boots. Good boots are very worth 
saving and uppers and lowers are different.  

You should also read the seciton about front end alignment before you 
start. Don't just assume that however they go back together will be 
fine.

A BIG wrench and a torch may be required for this job. You can break 
off the pinch bolts in the steering knuckle and spend the rest of 
your life removing the remains of that bolt.

Jim
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Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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