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Reply to "Can I remove and grease the shaft & bushings on the lower rear A-Arms without removing the whole suspension?"

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bosswrench posted:

It's also incredibly easy to have the short locating dowel slip out of its hole in the thrust washer; if your washer(s) have a series of small dents in the bronze surface near the pin hole, they came from the washer being mis-registered during assembly. 

Regarding the locating dowel bosswrench mentions, these are the thrust washers I removed during my rebuild. Obviously, the gorilla previously owned/worked on my Pantera only got one installed correctly. Anyway, the dowels that caused the damage were worn down to nubs and had to be replaced. So, I was VERY careful to locate the dowels in the thrust washer during assembly--grease and a big clamp for sure.

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