I took advantage of an extremely pleasant morning and afternoon to start disassembling the passenger side suspension and remaining bits of the drivetrain in the trailing arm.
Most parts have the same random spraying of undercoating, and this time the spring plate covers and spring plates torsion bar areas were extremely bad and far worse than the driver side.
The stub axle came out easily but of course, the damn inner spacer came out bounded to it just like the driver side. If I can get it moved down a bit I’ll be able to cut if off like I did the other one. However, getting to moved is a pain in the ass with my tools. It is soaking in mineral spirits now to get the grime off.
The driver side outer bearing came out smoothly and I didn’t even need the slide hammer to get the outer racer removed.
The inner bearing circlip proved to be another bane in my existence.
I swear… I really really hate removing circlips. I spent 30 minutes before I was able to get it moved out enough to slip a flathead behind it and then finally get it pulled out.
I really really hate them. It could be because my clip pliers are just junk. I don’t know. But I hate them.
That was much easier than the driver side.
Then again, I’d just done the drive side so I knew quickly what to do.
All bearings came out so much easier than on the driver side too.