Thread: '75 280 sedan
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Old 01-12-2001, 08:05 AM
stevebfl stevebfl is offline
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Location: Gainesville FL
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Believe the Doc, this is one you don't want to do. If you really want to do it, find a used control arm and replace the whole thing.

The biggest problem is that you will need a special socket to remove and install the huge inner nut. Also you will need a special holding fixture or reasonable fact simile. There also can be some real technique needed to get the crush washer to crush even with the special tools. I have pulled the threads out of at least 4 nuts over the years trying to compress the crush washer. I currently smack (that is a special hammer term to pecisely describe the force level) the crush washer on one side to start the deformation.
Steve Brotherton
Continental Imports
Gainesville FL
Bosch Master, ASE Master, L1
33 years MB technician
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