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Replacing front k frame vy ute

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Anyone replaced the front k frame on a vy s ute is it hard seen people talk about using a jack instead of a hoist on other models but cant see how i can do that becuase the bottom of the engine seems to be surounded on the frame and the jack will prevent me from removing it
 

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will a vu ute k frame fit into a vy ute both 6s
 

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K frames are identical.

I have used an engine crane before to hold the engine, whilst changing K-frames..

You can use a jack on the sump, with a block of wood, but it's not something I'd recommend, as you run the risk of damaging the sump
 

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How do you get the frame out though with a jack right in the of it
 

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How do you get the frame out though with a jack right in the of it


Unbolt everything attached to the K-frame (ie control arms, Z-bars and front wheels.)...The brakes and struts can stay in situ) and drop it straight down, then slide it out the side of the car
 

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Mentioned on the report the sway bar control arms have movement rectify worn or missing bushing should i replace the whole control arms do they wear out or just the bushes
 

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Unbolt everything attached to the K-frame (ie control arms, Z-bars and front wheels.)...The brakes and struts can stay in situ) and drop it straight down, then slide it out the side of the car
He's asking because the cross member will be trapped by the jack
 
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He's asking because the cross member will be trapped by the jack


Not with everything unbolted from the K-frame....How many have you done? Me, lost count after 100+
 
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