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'96 Bonneville R&P R&R
#1
The kid next door has the car (ssei) needing a rack unit, and he's been told that THE ENTIRE FRONT SUB-FRAME :eek: needs to lowered to replace it.

Is that accurate?
Hard to imagine if it is.
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'90 LSC/SE, Black on Black in Black, 347", T5, springs, ground effects.

'94 F150 4X 306, B303

'70 MK III, 76 K miles, pretty but has issues

'01 Durango, the wifes grocery getter.

Previously: '66 Cont'l Coupe, '75 Town Coupe, '79 MK V, '83 MK VI, '86 Cont'l, '94 Cont'l,

'89 MK VII BB

(and I have the unused parts to prove it Wink )
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#2
Yea, it could be right. It is probably easier to do than an oil pan gasket on the Mark VII.
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(SOLD 07/09) 1992 Mark VII LSC SE: FR500's, KYB's, Kenny Brown C/C plates, subframe connectors, 4.10's, 190lph fuel pump, smog delete, U/D pulleys
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#3
That's scary. A 14 yr. old car, rusty weld or clinch nuts and an impatient (or worse - incompetent mechanic) and the car could wind up as a paperweight.
I lived thru THAT particular nightmare with a Chrysler Cordoba ~ 20 yrs ago.
And no - it wasn't me with the wrenches in my hand, my daughter did me a "favor" and had a "friend" look @ it.

I've thought for a long while that GM should be SOS - style over substance.
My Perfect 5th Vehicle Would Be A Towtruck

'90 LSC/SE, Black on Black in Black, 347", T5, springs, ground effects.

'94 F150 4X 306, B303

'70 MK III, 76 K miles, pretty but has issues

'01 Durango, the wifes grocery getter.

Previously: '66 Cont'l Coupe, '75 Town Coupe, '79 MK V, '83 MK VI, '86 Cont'l, '94 Cont'l,

'89 MK VII BB

(and I have the unused parts to prove it Wink )
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#4
It's very possible. The cradle had to be lowered to do the rack on my 92 Z34
1998 BMW 328i 5 speed

H&R Touring kit 1.5" front and 1" rear

ASA AR2 17x8 and 17x9

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#5
Luckily it won't be me wrenching on this one. I imagine there's a special fixture involved to get it out / in safely. Saw something like that @ a Ford dealer a few yrs ago for a Taurus.
My Perfect 5th Vehicle Would Be A Towtruck

'90 LSC/SE, Black on Black in Black, 347", T5, springs, ground effects.

'94 F150 4X 306, B303

'70 MK III, 76 K miles, pretty but has issues

'01 Durango, the wifes grocery getter.

Previously: '66 Cont'l Coupe, '75 Town Coupe, '79 MK V, '83 MK VI, '86 Cont'l, '94 Cont'l,

'89 MK VII BB

(and I have the unused parts to prove it Wink )
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#6
My book calls for 3.5 hours and you have to lower the rear engine cradle/subframe to remove it. Comes out the left wheel well.
ASE Master Tech with 15 years experience


Daily Driver: 1994 GMC Sonoma, Extended Cab, 2WD, with the 4.3 V6 Vortec.
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#7
Quote:My book calls for 3.5 hours and you have to lower the rear engine cradle/subframe to remove it. Comes out the left wheel well.

The question is do you HAVE to or is that the recommended way? You are supposed to drop the cradle on a 2001-2007 Chrysler Dodge minivan but if you take the outer tie rods off you can slip it out without dropping the cradle.
1998 BMW 328i 5 speed

H&R Touring kit 1.5" front and 1" rear

ASA AR2 17x8 and 17x9

Yokohama S Drives 225/45R17 and 245/40R17





Quote:Oh thank you Tanner-boss.



Quote:No i bend over quite often and take it like a man too. :lol:
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#8
Im pretty sure you have to lower it. I remember doing one years ago and it was work to get at the steering coupler and lines.
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Daily Driver: 1994 GMC Sonoma, Extended Cab, 2WD, with the 4.3 V6 Vortec.
Future plans/projects: Finishing that darn 64 Malibu SS
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