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Old 08-07-2020, 08:42 PM   #1
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Default Radius rod ball cap bolts replacement

Hello,
Does anyone know of an easier way to replace the bolts that hold the rod cap together other than pulling the motor? One of mine is slightly stripped and the nut wont thread. So I bought a kit and just planning.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-07-2020, 09:13 PM   #2
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Default Re: Radius rod ball cap bolts replacement

You can replace them from under the car. pull the pin and push up then rock them out of the hole. You can use a piece of soft wire to help in putting/guiding the new ones in. A good light helps. If the bore for the bolts is worn you can add a washer or a few under the bolt head to raise it some.
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Old 08-08-2020, 02:38 AM   #3
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You can replace them from under the car. pull the pin and push up then rock them out of the hole. You can use a piece of soft wire to help in putting/guiding the new ones in. A good light helps. If the bore for the bolts is worn you can add a washer or a few under the bolt head to raise it some.
I've done this job the way J Franklin describes it, and it works fine. I know that I had to grunt a few times, but I seem to grunt a lot more these days anyway.
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