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Putting in some lower control arms in the garage. the car is on jackstands supported by the axle as recommended when installing without a lift. Left side control arm went on fine. Right side when I took off the control arm the axle seemed to slide backwards and now the mounts are to far apart to bolt in the ne control arm! How can I line it back up here at home and put the control arm back on? PLease help!




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car on jackstands rear end on a roller jack lifted by pumpkin.


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and by car = body

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Ok, so if I understand correctly, you have the car body on jackstands, and lifting rear axle with floor jack at the differential pumpkin. I am also assuming that the garage floor you're working on is fairly flat and level. If that is indeed the case, you should be able to gently push the axle forward (on the side that you need to line up), and it should move. It would help if you had a second person but you should be able to move it yourself. Just be careful. If it doesn't roll easily, then get some help. Better safe than sorry.


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Thank you men for all the good advice it worked! Got em bolted up but no way can I torque them to 130 ft lbs with the minimal amount of room. So ill take it to my local garage and have them torque the bolts. Bolts are arm tight right now. Thanks again guys AFMs has always been there!



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If you use an extension for your socket on the torque wrench, along with a small pipe extension on your torque wrench, you should be able to get the 130 LB of torque spec that you need,might save you a trip and some time. Good luck.
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Thank you men for all the good advice it worked! Got em bolted up but no way can I torque them to 130 ft lbs with the minimal amount of room. So ill take it to my local garage and have them torque the bolts. Bolts are arm tight right now. Thanks again guys AFMs has always been there!
I don't understand how you don't have room. Short socket on torque wrench with torque wrench nearly horizontal. I had my rear end supported by my jack stands about 6" clearance to bolt/nut heads on both sides. I don't remember if that is correct torque. I assume you have the right information on that. I know is it kind of awkward getting enough torque. I kind of used my weight also, might be difficult for lighter guys.

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I don't understand how you don't have room. Short socket on torque wrench with torque wrench nearly horizontal. I had my rear end supported by my jack stands about 6" clearance to bolt/nut heads on both sides. I don't remember if that is correct torque. I assume you have the right information on that. I know is it kind of awkward getting enough torque. I kind of used my weight also, might be difficult for lighter guys.
Just couldn't get the leverage. I tried different combos and just can't get it. It's cool though, tomorrow I'm taking it to my friends muffler shop and putting it on the ramped lift. We'll get them torqued!



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