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    Newbe please please help

    Hello to all . i have 05 Cadillac srx awd v8 i changed the rear shocks with the forums help i changed the struts and axels,as well as carrier differential. now i can not get the upper control arm reattached after new axles.i try to jack under lower ball joint but it just jacks the whole car up.. any ideas ??


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    Re: Newbe please please help

    From the SM, order of install-
    Click here for detailed picture of above image.

    Important: Loosely install all fasteners before tightening.
    Install the upper control arm to frame mounting bolts.
    Install the upper control arm to frame mounting nuts.
    Install the upper control arm to the knuckle.

    Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in the Preface section.
    Install the upper control arm to knuckle retaining nut.
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    Re: Newbe please please help

    with everything loose it is still difficult to push the upper arm up. i changed the cv axels and struts at the same time. could i possibly have to much torque on the springs?

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    i tried to put some pictures up could not get them to go through.

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    i tried to put some pictures up could not get them to go through.

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    Re: Newbe please please help

    should i take the strut off put the control arm in there and then try to get the strut up?

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    the part of the strut that goe into the rotor is this the upper ball joint instead of control arm?

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    Re: Newbe please please help

    sounds like you may need to rent a spring compressor? it's like a clamp you use to compress spring on strut... allowing you to bolt everything together... when done reomve spring compressor.

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    Re: Newbe please please help

    i think they may have sent me the wrong cv axels.. i.ll keep you posted on the matter..

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    Re: Newbe please please help

    i have a strut compressor the struts and axel are new i dont know how to resize the pictures from my phone to put on here i think it is the cv axel .when i first did the struts i left old axels on. worked fine so i did the idiot thing and threw the old ones out. the new ones where same length and size slid right in. but i can not get the control arm for the rotor back into the strut..

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    Re: Newbe please please help

    it's the axel. whent to junk yard went right in.


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