1970 Chevelle front suspension (steering)
I have a few questions. I am converting my Chevelle over to power steering - YAY!
1. When I was taking the pitman arm off it was a bit of a bear but it came along. Same with the idler arm. However, the worst part was getting the tie rods to separate from the center link. I finally found the correct removal took, buried deep in the garage - but not after destroying a boot or two... So now, this has turned into replacing the whole steering setup - inner and outer tie rods, center link, new pitman arm as well as new idler arm.
With all this said - I did the removal on the ground, did not jack it up. Can I replace the parts without jacking her up? I know when you jack up a car and do suspension work that you do not do final torque until it has weight on it - but these parts would be going on WITH weight in place.
2. Do you all have any tips or tricks for the installation of all these parts?
Thanks so much!