Reattaching rear trailing arm

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CapnTrex
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Reattaching rear trailing arm

Post by CapnTrex » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:50 pm

Hello,

I've changed the rear coil and strut on the passenger side of my T-Rex, and I'm reassembling it. I can't get the trailing arm/side-arm to line up and reattach to the wheel knuckle. Any ideas?


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Re: Reattaching rear trailing arm

Post by airlinepilot » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:00 pm

In order to re-attach the trailing arm rear bolt to the wheel knuckle, you need a cargo strap with a ratchet. This strap is the same kind you will use to secure cargo on a trailer. It is the only way i found to perform this task.

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Re: Reattaching rear trailing arm

Post by Splicer » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:32 pm

airlinepilot wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:00 pm
In order to re-attach the trailing arm rear bolt to the wheel knuckle, you need a cargo strap with a ratchet. This strap is the same kind you will use to secure cargo on a trailer. It is the only way i found to perform this task.
Agreed. Did the same on my '07 Freestyle. Went to Wal-mart and bought a ratchet strap...It is the only way I could figure out how to get the damm thing back together.
2007 Freestyle Limited FWD 287,000+ miles 8)
2004 Escape XLT FWD 211,000+ :)
2006 Escape Hybrid AWD 116,000+ :mrgreen:

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