Hi all, I've been looking for an answer to this with no success so apologies if it's been asked before...
I'm fitting new rubber cones and knuckles all round on my car. Rears went in no problem, fronts not so much.
I've got the new cone in location and compressed, and the top arm refitted (with knuckle attached), but haven't now got the clearance to get the trumpet in place and located onto the knuckle - obviously the new cones have a lot more height than the old (which I suspect were as old as the car).
So do I keep on tightening the compression tool (which is already feeling pretty tight but I need about 2cm more clearance to get the knuckle into the end of the trumpet) - is it possible to over tighten and damage the cone (or the tool, or myself)?
Or do I take the top arm back off and try to fit it with the arm / knuckle / trumpet assembled off the car - which is what I tried first but the knuckle just kept popping out of its socket at the slightest provocation as I tried to locate the arm in the sub-frame.
Any suggestions on the correct process or advice on how tight to safely wind up the compression tool?
Thanks in advance!