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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-16-2015, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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Having trouble removing upper control arms

I have 94 Lincoln Mark VIII I am in the process of changing out all of my front suspension components. I want to change the upper control arms. I tried to get the drivers side off, the front nut looks very easy, but to get the back one it looks like I have to remove the master cylinder. Is there a trick I am missing? Also do I have to remove anything on the passenger side?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-16-2015, 06:28 PM
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Yeah, the 18mm ratcheting wrench makes the job a lot easier. It's not necessarily impossible without it but it's not really a job I'd want to do without it either (having done it both ways, I had a lot less blood to show off with the fancy tool to help).

Passenger side has the A/C accumulator in the way. Same deal; 18mm ratcheting wrench is invaluable.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-16-2015, 08:36 PM
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If you remove the inner fender/splash shield there's an access hole to get a socket with an extension and a u-joint on the UCA bolts.

Here's a nice little write up

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I just pull my motor to do them. Seriously though go on ebay and order an 18mm ratcheting craftsman for a few bucks and save yourself the hassle.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-17-2015, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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I just bought a swivel head ratchet wrench last night I'll let you guys know how I make out.
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