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2006 Mustang GT... Rear Upper Control Arm Install help

I need some help on installing the UCA. We tried to remove the tank but we rounded the bolts. So now we are thinking about taking off the shocks and sway bar in order to drop the rear end down a little out of the way. Trying to do this without removing the gas tank. BTW they are CHE arms.


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This is the same problem I had. CHE recommends you remove the gas tank to get the arm and brace out. This is unnecessary. See if you can slip a wrench or breaker bar on the UCA bolt that has the arm attached to the brace. It will slip out, then you can remove the other bolt and complete the swap. Keep that axle supported if/when you remove the arm and shock bolts. Removing the swaybar will give you more room to work with as well.

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thanks, we just completed the UCA install, without removing the sway bars or the gas tank straps. It took some work, we are the kings of UCA's, haha....

it all went smooth, were are doing the LCA now, then going for our test drive!
I will post pics when were are done

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Make sure you keep that axle loaded when you torque everything. Wouldn't want any unnecessary clunking going on back there.

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I need some help on installing the UCA. We tried to remove the tank but we rounded the bolts. So now we are thinking about taking off the shocks and sway bar in order to drop the rear end down a little out of the way. Trying to do this without removing the gas tank. BTW they are CHE arms.
What did you use on those bolts??

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I was kinda wondering that too. T-50 Torx bit should be the only thing that can fit in there.

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I was kinda wondering that too. T-50 Torx bit should be the only thing that can fit in there.
I'm sensing he may have tried an allen bit vs a torx.

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we used the t-50 and about a foot of extentions. we rounded it out almost entirely, before giving up on the gas tank drop.

we then just removed the stock UCA while turning the bracket slightly to free the bolt holding it to the back of the bracket. (opposite of the girdle).

We didnt use any of the replacement bolts, but all of the of the nuts needed to be replaced because of the rubber type seal that they run, that stretch to the bolts. Im going to bring back the bolts when the ford dealer opens.

thanks for the helps, we are in the process of uploading pics of the before and after and the burnout testdrive! it was the best ever.... next mod, Tires

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we used the t-50 and about a foot of extentions. we rounded it out almost entirely, before giving up on the gas tank drop.

we then just removed the stock UCA while turning the bracket slightly to free the bolt holding it to the back of the bracket. (opposite of the girdle).

We didnt use any of the replacement bolts, but all of the of the nuts needed to be replaced because of the rubber type seal that they run, that stretch to the bolts. Im going to bring back the bolts when the ford dealer opens.

thanks for the helps, we are in the process of uploading pics of the before and after and the burnout testdrive! it was the best ever.... next mod, Tires
That's weird... Did you have it on a lift or jackstands?

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we used jack stands, 4 of them, plus a floor jack.

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we used jack stands, 4 of them, plus a floor jack.
UCA is one job that's better on a maintenance lift.

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I here that!

its do-able with jackstands, if you have the right tools, and a few set of hands. the hardest part was figuring out what to do. we were either going to drop to rear suspension, or figure out some way of pulling the bracket out. then it hit me to try switch the UCA without doing anything to either, and it worked perfectly.
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the nice end result......!
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Very nice... Is that an auto or stick?

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stick! If my tires weren't bad enough before that, they definitely need replacing now. I burned off about 500 miles... oh yeah!


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