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    Hi i have a. e36 compact. My front o/s anti roll bar link has gone (rubber deteriorated badly) I have bought a new link bar, but ive been told that there is a lot of pressure on this part so it may fly off when i take it off, not sure if this is correct so wanted confiramtion before i do it, as i dont want any injuries lol.

    currently this is what im planning to do, jack car up in usuall position, put somehting under the sill, incase car should fall off jack. then put a secondary jack under the wishbone arm just to slightly take the weight/pressure off the link when i undo it. thats as far as ive got. will it be likely to fly off? should i take more weight off with the 2nd jack? or am i worrying about nothing? and will it slot in easily. thanks
     
     

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    What you say is right, theres not that much pressure, when i did mine i had to jack the wishbone up more to fit it all back, mine were a bitch to get off, had to cut one off, but so much better when done, shouldn't take more than an hour, hope that helps and good luck
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    There's no pressure on it at all mate. Its just the weight of the hub that will pull it down so a jack under the wishbone will help ease the bolts out
     
     

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    Nothing to worry about really, if both wheels are off the ground it will be fine. You'd know if it was going to fly off by the tension on the nut as you loosen it anyway.
     
     

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    Heat them up or spray some plus gas on them to aid removal. Depending on the visual condition of the nut and bolt you might want to replace it.
     
     

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    Would a pair of car ramps do the same job? i feel safer working under car ramps than i do on a jack cuz iv seen my car fall when changing a wheel on the jack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beemer-Boi View Post
    Would a pair of car ramps do the same job? i feel safer working under car ramps than i do on a jack cuz iv seen my car fall when changing a wheel on the jack.
    If the car is on ramps then the front wheels are still taking the weight of the car, so no they won't do the same job. Axle stands are the way to go. If you look under the car, there are strong points for supports about 6 inches inboard of your jacking points. They're covered by a large black rubber bung. I pry the bungs out with a screwdriver and use a small piece of 3/4 inch plywood between the head of the stand and the car. Don't forget to replace the bung afterwards or you will end up with an expensive case of rust.
     
     

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    ok thats true so back online searching for a jack and jackstands
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    I got the whole hog its easier in the long run car ramps, creeper, axel stands, jack, wheel chocks foot pump and tyre pressure gauge if i need anything else im giving up lol
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