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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-27-2019, 06:54 PM
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Well, that's now sorted. Quite honestly, the WORST part of the job is removal and replacement of the mounting bracket! Terrible access and it's pretty much a one-handed job. Cleaning out the shaft and re-greasing it took less than 10 minutes. With some high temperature silicone brake lube it's operating smoothly. Ball ends no issue, especially since the car has only 27,000 miles on it, most of it in the cool climate of Norther Ontario.
Well that return spring is a part I've never seen. Mist look in s parts book


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I have an '85 Spider and I replaced the plastic with the metal ones from Centerline as my old one's broke when I was trying to remove them. The new ones fit very snug and are easy to remove if you forgot how to route the linkage correctly (that'd be me) and have to redo the connection a few times.

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Well that return spring is a part I've never seen...
maybe because its a right pita to get at....
(but it is there alright)
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Well that return spring is a part I've never seen. Mist look in s parts book


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I have an '85 Spider and I replaced the plastic with the metal ones from Centerline as my old one's broke when I was trying to remove them. The new ones fit very snug and are easy to remove if you forgot how to route the linkage correctly (that'd be me) and have to redo the connection a few times.
The plastic joints are still fine, owing to the limited miles on the car. They do require a firm squeeze on the channel lock pliers to seat. I did spend a fair bit of time looking over the assembly in my hand, confirming the correct orientation before I installed it - kinda like one of those 'mind challenge' puzzles...
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