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Old 02-11-2017, 05:10 PM   #51
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He is too isn't he?
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He is too isn't he?
Amen.

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Update: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/10650410-post8.html

Ended up getting a majority of the parts in the area of the unknown bend.
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Hopefully the bend is not in the subframe. There are two attachment points for the toe arm and the camber arm that could be moved in such a way as to give exactly the kind of problem you are having. However, a visual inspection comparing one side to the other is all that should be required to decide if either of those places is the culprit.

If it's not a subframe issue, you'll know as soon as you get the new alignment specs.
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I am thinking that the bend was elsewhere from the difficulty I had yesterday. The lower control arm had a bolt that was an absolute **** to remove and I never got it. Not the end where the alignment adjust is made-bolts to the rear subframe. I had my 15 and a cheater wrench on it and was warping the hell out of them putting all the ass I had into turning that bolt.
Could be there be other things that are bent? Absolutely. Like you said we'll know when I go get its alignment checked out.
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I had to cut off most of the bolts when I changed my subframe, and before that when I changed the RLCAs. The bolts get fused to the bushings from corrosion, and you can not break them loose. Be sure to use plenty of anti-seize when you put it back together.
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Old 04-06-2017, 03:58 PM   #57
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Well my opposing statement is that not only my 05 but the 03 I took these parts off were easy to remove. All but the one bolt I've previously mentioned. Maybe it's the areas we live in. Anti-seize is a good idea but I've already put the car back together.

What are RLCA's?

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Googled it. RLCA = Rear Lower Control Arms.
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I am thinking that the bend was elsewhere from the difficulty I had yesterday. The lower control arm had a bolt that was an absolute **** to remove and I never got it. Not the end where the alignment adjust is made-bolts to the rear subframe. I had my 15 and a cheater wrench on it and was warping the hell out of them putting all the ass I had into turning that bolt.
Could be there be other things that are bent? Absolutely. Like you said we'll know when I go get its alignment checked out.
positive camber - possible reasons.
-the upper (banana) arm gets longer. it is curved to begin with, so it conceivable that it may straighten.
-lower control arm can bend to get shorter.
-bent spindle.

unlikely that the toe link bent, as that would cause toe in, but not change camber.
unlikely bent trailing arm because it bends on purpose.
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positive camber - possible reasons.
-the upper (banana) arm gets longer. it is curved to begin with, so it conceivable that it may straighten.
-lower control arm can bend to get shorter.
-bent spindle
Good . I replaced all those parts with parts from a donar from the u pick it.
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