Connect the vehicle electrical connector to the front wheel arch.
May 19, Can anyone clarify whether the A-Frame on my Defender 90 can be safely removed (for replacement of the ball joint and bushes), without the need to lift/jack the rear wheels off the ground?
There are some excellent online walk-through guides out there however, some specify jacking at the chassis rails, then raising the axle, some specify jacking. Sep 19, The bolt is 24mm - spray the thread with WD40 and remove the nut.
You will need a breaker bar or similar leverage to undo it. One end of the arm is attached to the A-frame ball joint housing by 2 x 19mm nuts/bolts. Remove the nuts from both and. The bolt may be hard to remove once tapped flush from the nut side, so clamp the spanner (or mole grips) under the head of the bolt and tap the spanner to pull the bolt out.
You can lever against it between the chassis rail side to push it out, then if necessary - clamp the head of the bolt with mole grips and clout the grips with a mallet to remove it completely.
Lever the arm down and pull it out of the chassis bush. Now we need to get the bush out of the axle end of the arm. Mar 29, Mar 29, 13, Near Dumfries, Scotland. Gave up trying to do it mesel' and took it to a local engineering firm after sheering one of the bolts. Maybe just as well as it took about 48 tons to shift the buggerin' ball joint.
Jobs dun now and all. Gear puller I used: shrubpruning.bar's a quick little video showing you how to remove old rubber suspension bushings without a press or without bu. REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS.
1. CAUTION. Replace any missing clips. NOTE. Note if the part is for the left or right side of the vehicle by observing the marking on the reverse side. Check all of the clips shown are present and seated correctly.
2. Prepare the left side of the vehicle by following removal.