Well I’m in a bit of a pickle. There’s a Series III in the breakers yard down the road from me has a Series III. I am trying to remove the IRS to keep as a spare. I figured for $100.00; its a good deal. My initial thought rebuild it, and swap it in and out of cars while I rebuild the IRS that came in the specific car. Here’s the pickle.
The breakers yard doesn’t allow hydraulic jacks in the yard, or cut off wheels; so I’m not sure How I’m supposed to get it off the car. I spent the better part of yesterday dismantling all of the attached bits. drive line, exhaust, radius arms and the 1 nut that fastens the IRS mounts to the cage. I know that I’m supposed to remove the bolts from the IRS mount to the frame, but since they won’t allow Jacks in the yard, I won’t be able to slacken the tension placed on the bolts. to pop them out. I figured I’ll just have to let the unit fall 2ft on the ground in order to get it out from under the car. The radius arms are stuck to the undercarriage, with the nuts off the IRS mounts it appears there’s nothing holding it up. and should’ve just fallen to the ground. Needless to say that hasn’t happened; and I’m a bit leery of crawling under the car, and have it fall on me.
What am I missing?
I’m open to suggestions on how to get the IRS out without killing it or myself.
Has anyone been successful at what I’m attempting to accomplish?
Then there’s that bit on how I’m supposed to drag it out from under the car (by myself).
How much does the weigh?
I’m beginning to wonder if this is a good idea.
Thank you in advance.