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9-5 Aer-oh Bugger - Time to pay someone competent.

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#121 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 09:59 AM

there's no such thing as a innocent motorist.

 

Spoken like a councillor just before getting in their new Merc & complaining about the public being in the way.


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#122 OFFLINE   sierraman

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 11:01 AM

If there’s one job I’d want a impact wrench handy for it would be this.

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 11:45 AM

If there’s one job I’d want a impact wrench handy for it would be this.


Indeed, I can see me doing something involving duct tape and more grease till I get one bought...

#124 OFFLINE   Ohdearme

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 06:44 PM

Oh, the bitter irony...

So I thought it prudent to see if I could budge the hub but before unbolting every other bit of the car only to fall at the last hurdle and lo and behold...

...it moved! The long breaker bar shifted the nut and it came away easily enough.

Excellent, thinks I, all I need do now is unbolt those torx on the calliper that has been stewing in penetrating fluid for two days and I’m in business.

Oh yes! Says, I! Oh no! says SAAB.

Can I move the torx nuts at all? Can I balls...

I now need heat, which means more spending and I’m leaning towards giving it to a garage to sort out as I’ve got a kids party tomorrow so will get the sun total of nowt done on it.

Hmmm...anyone near Castleford got an impact wrench I can borrow?

Edit o add, my local motor factors came up trumps with the torx sockets, cheapest on Amazon )£12, got some for £7, keepbit local and keep ‘em alive folks!

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#125 ONLINE   SiC

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 07:27 PM

Where are you in the county?
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#126 OFFLINE   Ohdearme

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 07:42 PM

Where are you in the county?


Leeds/Castleford West Yorkshire (WF10)

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 08:15 PM

Had another crack at the thing tonight and moderate further progress was made by not enough to actually fix it.

Pain in the arse is getting the bottom ball joint bolts out without an impact wrench, I managed o free them all up to move but couldn’t jiggle enough spanners and grips to keep the bolt still and spin the nut.

Managed to free off the caliper carrier T20 with a 16mm socket and breaker bar, just to get it moving then used a proper torx to take it off but even with carrier and brake disc removed and out of my way, I couldn’t get my arms and head in there enough to get them off.

Times like this I wish I had a third car again...I need to be driving tomorrow so had to reassemble it all and my lower arm bolts are not tight, luckily my local garage is literally a one minute drive round the corner, so I’ll pop in on way to work and ask them to tighten up on the promise of said vehicle returning for a horrifying list of mot required things to do before the 13th October.

Other half will not be impressed at the impending spendtacular.

Other jobs I did manage to do to cheer myself up.

Checked the brake fluid with my testy pen - 1% moisture so no need to change just yet.

Also gaffer taped up a crack in the arch liner, it’s totally pointless as the tape will be off in a week but I needed to achieve something this evening after swearing at rusty bolts all night.

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#128 OFFLINE   Ohdearme

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 07:31 AM

This is what diy defeat looks like...

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#129 ONLINE   DSdriver

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 08:22 AM

Well at least you tried! And you know a bit more about how your car is put together.

I have to do the discs and pads on my 9-5 before the next MOT so will be re-reading this later. I limit my personal spannering to "consumables" nowadays.

No matter how many tools you have got, you never have the one you need. :(


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Posted 18 September 2018 - 08:25 AM

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Mine needs new discs and pads on the front, as it happens... nice weekend job coming up!


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Gannin' along the Scotswood Rooooooad... in my 9-5 Aero.


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Posted 18 September 2018 - 08:26 AM

i haven’t quite given up!

I got them to free off the bottom torx bolt holding the ball joint in so I can free that off and have one final crack myself when I get home..,

They covered it in penetrating spray so it should spin off easily.

Might need to chop out and replace the control arm bolts as they’re shot too, rusted and then rounded - lovely!

Mot is due so it’s booked in for a couple of weeks, will see what I manage to do myself before then.
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#132 OFFLINE   Ohdearme

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 08:44 AM

Well at least you tried! And you know a bit more about how your car is put together.
I have to do the discs and pads on my 9-5 before the next MOT so will be re-reading this later. I limit my personal spannering to "consumables" nowadays.
No matter how many tools you have got, you never have the one you need. :(


Brakes aren’t too bad.

T20 female socket to remove the caliper
Mine had thread lock on so needed starting with a 16mm socket and breaker bar (careful not to chew the head)
Bit of banging/persuasion to remove caliper
#30 Torx screw holds the disc in place

Simples!





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