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Old July 7th, 2020, 12:49 PM   #1
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My car has sway away adjusters and a ball joint beam with drop spindles. I was going to lower it by about 10mm or so so started to slacken off the bolts. On the bottom adjuster as I started to slacken the top bolt that goes inside to the leafs, the bolt sprung out and I think it has turned inside as I cant see the tread any more.

The car was suspended on jack stands with wood blocks under the wheels to stop them dropping. It felt like there was tension to the spring.

I took the same one out on the top adjuster and noticed the small internal grub screw was in the bottom hole. Should they be on the top with the adjustable bolt in the bottom?

Also, am I correct in assuming that if I undo the castle nuts on the ball joints, will I be able to just twist the arms back to where they should be so I can put all adjuster bolts back on and set the height.

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Old July 8th, 2020, 01:40 AM   #2
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Sorted now
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Old July 8th, 2020, 06:19 AM   #3
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It took less than an hour. Good job! Glad itís all sorted.
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Old July 8th, 2020, 10:10 AM   #4
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It took less than an hour. Good job! Glad itís all sorted.
12 hours 🤣🤣
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All part of the learning curve. But at least now you have the knowledge to help the next person who encounters the same issue.
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Good show! Suspension tinkering isnít for the faint of heart. Iím glad to hear your perseverance paid off.
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Old July 9th, 2020, 02:09 AM   #7
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Cheers guys, whoever fit the sway aways had got the grub screw the wrong way round on one of the adjusters so they were fighting against each other.
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Oh yeah, that pm, am thing.
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