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Replacing a roll bar link on a 156, 147 or a GT

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While the vehicle is on the ground loosen the road wheel nuts but do not remove. Jack both sides of the car up and make safe using axle stands, then remove the road wheel.

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Now this is the interesting bit, sometimes there are flats for a spanner on the rear of the roll bar link as shown here

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and sometimes there aren't and you have to use an allen key in the end of the link. I have pictures of both forms of attachment here. before you attempt to undo either clean the visible threads thoroughly with a wire brush. Undo both ends of the link and replace with the new roll bar link.

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