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Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by highperboi, Feb 13, 2004.

  1. highperboi

    highperboi Senior Member

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    My friend has a 90 EF hatch and he needs a new rear crossmember. He got a new one but we are having trouble taking it off the car. All the bolts are off but its hanging by the steering colum. How do you take it off? or is there an easier way of taking off a rear crossmember?
     
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    bump
     
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    do u have a big sluge hammer? try that. good luck
    Tyler
     
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    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    what do you mean by rear crossmember? you could be describing it wrong.... do you mean the crossmsmber in the engine bay where the rear mount is? do you mean the rear bumper support? do you mean something else?
     
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    hybrid89 thistownsucks...

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    go underneath the dash and remove the cover for the steering column(near the floor board) its a pain to get out but makes life much easier once you do.) rotate the steering column until you can get a good angle on the u joint bolt that connects to the rack and pinion. it should be a 12mm bolt. remove that and...wallah it should drop out.

    matt
     
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    highperboi Senior Member

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    i figured that litttle while ago but thanks anway.
     
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