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    The green one seems to be going OK after it's head job, now the blue one [1980 504 wagon] needs a bit of attention. It steers really nicely but is a bit loose and clonky, new shocks wouldn't go astray either. Any information on replacement parts and method of attack would be appreciated, I think specialised tools might be needed to work on some parts of the steering geometry. regards cane toad

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    Quote Originally Posted by cane toad
    The green one seems to be going OK after it's head job, now the blue one [1980 504 wagon] needs a bit of attention. It steers really nicely but is a bit loose and clonky, new shocks wouldn't go astray either. Any information on replacement parts and method of attack would be appreciated, I think specialised tools might be needed to work on some parts of the steering geometry. regards cane toad
    the ball joint at the bottom of the strut and the silent block bushes and radius rod bushs are the ones to change if it gets clunky.

    Special tools are needed: There is a silent block bush press in your manual it pushes the bush out and relocates it on the spot. you can also do triangle arm bushes as well as sway bar bushes on the spot. The ball joint can only be tightened by removing the strut taking the spring and the shock out to get to the nut.

    So while your at it you may as well get new shocks. The springs removal needs a spring compressor. The springs have preload on them so dont just go release the top nut!! The rack end bushes also go so its not a bad move to do them and replace the konsitina boot (beware they have two types round and oval depends on the shape of the rack end as to which you get. I dont use the clips that retain them as they cut the boot just go for good quality hose clamps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlsPug504
    the ball joint at the bottom of the strut and the silent block bushes and radius rod bushs are the ones to change if it gets clunky.

    Special tools are needed: There is a silent block bush press in your manual it pushes the bush out and relocates it on the spot. you can also do triangle arm bushes as well as sway bar bushes on the spot. The ball joint can only be tightened by removing the strut taking the spring and the shock out to get to the nut.

    So while your at it you may as well get new shocks. The springs removal needs a spring compressor. The springs have preload on them so dont just go release the top nut!! The rack end bushes also go so its not a bad move to do them and replace the konsitina boot (beware they have two types round and oval depends on the shape of the rack end as to which you get. I dont use the clips that retain them as they cut the boot just go for good quality hose clamps.

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    Thanks for the info I'll start hunting up the bits and pieces. I get a lot of parts from Dapco in Sydney seems to stock most bits so they should be fairly easy to come by regards cane toad

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