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Re: [T3] Ball joints

On 6 Jun 2002, at 12:23, Mike Wodkowski wrote:

> So I think I have to take my car to a shop to get the ball joints in. No
> time to drive up to visit Keith :(
> But there's the deal. I know a guy who's good at working on beetles, but I
> don't think he's too familiar with type 3s. Is the difference in ball joint
> installation all that different? Any idea what I should be telling him to look
> out for in terms of differences? Or should I avoid taking it to him all
> together. My problem is that I dont have the right tools to do the job. Namely
> impact wrench and or torch skills to get any stubborn bolts loose. Nor do I have
> a pickle fork. 
> Please advise.

I find them hard to work on. Are you really SURE they need to be replaced?! 
Most of they are fine as long as the boots are fine. The Bentley manual gives 
the proper way to test them; you can improvise, you're just looking for  
excess play in them.    

Don't just replace them because you think they might be old. It's a LOT of 
work and most places won't know how to align the front end properly 

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

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