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Old 01-18-2009, 10:10 PM
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The true way to do it is to remove the whole assembly from the car, and unscrew the adjustment nut all the way until the threaded rod comes free of it, then there is just enough clearance to swing it out and remove the threaded bolt. Bending the forked end is not how its supposed to work!

Most of them are damaged or rusty at this point, and need to be replaced. I replaced mine because the end broke off while I was doing it. $50 for the threaded adjustment bolt, but it works SO much nicer when doing assembly/dis assembly.
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