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How to Use JD’s Delta Link Tool

Learn how to use JD’s Delta Link Tool

big blue - How to Use JD's Delta Link Tool

Instructions — Short Version

  • If you don’t have a feel for mechanical limits of tools, don’t borrow this.
  • Never use impact tools with this tool.
  • Put pin in hole
  • Screw main screw in all the way
  • Do not tighten the top hold down screw
  • Just snug so the pin is held into the metal arm of the car

Instructions — Long Version

  • If you don’t have a feel for mechanical limits of tools, don’t borrow this.
  • Never use impact tools with this tool.
  • Insert bolt through delta link bushing
  • If the inner metal sleeve of busing is loose (rubber deteriorated) use the optional washer between the sleeve and the fixture
  • Put a mat or cardboard on floor so if ram falls you will not get hydraulics dirty. (bad)(wipe off immediately )
  • Install the delta ram/jack thingy using the top pulling threaded hole
  • Tighten the bolt hand tight only
  • Unscrew the jack extender until it hits the push plate and is caught above the weld at the end of the plate ( see pic)
  • Tighten screw on ram/jack so you can use ram.
  • Make sure the screw that goes through the deltal arm (not bushing ) has been removed so delta bush can be pulled out. ( this should have been said earlier)
  • Pump jack
  • Bushing will pop out a small bit
  • Keep pumping until pulled out completely.

Very, very important information about Big Blue

In case you didn’t get the memo, here it is in big letters:

If you don’t have a feel for mechanical limits of tools, don’t borrow this.

You break it you buy it. And it’s been broken and bought. Don’t be that guy.

Photos and Tips

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how to use the JD delta link tool

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how to use the JD delta link tool

  • support ram/jack and unscrew main bolt
  • clean corrosion and debris with rand and wire brush /sandpaper etc
  • Install new bushing
  • oil/grease new bushing
  • oil/grease delta arm (spread oil evenly over bush insert and inside arm.
  • Use hammer to get delta bush started

how to use the JD delta link tool

how to use the JD delta link tool

how to use the JD delta link tool

how to use the JD delta link tool

how to use the JD delta link tool

how to use the JD delta link tool

  • A shim was created to pre3vent excess compression on the new bushing.
  • The shim has a tapered and flat side.
  • Flat side faces center of car . Taper faces the bushing(outside of car)
  • Insert it as shown between the the round and oval parts of the bushing
  • loosen hydraulic ram lock and compress jack.

how to use the JD delta link tool

how to use the JD delta link tool

how to use the JD delta link tool

how to use the JD delta link tool

how to use the JD delta link tool

how to use the JD delta link tool

how to use the JD delta link tool

how to use the JD delta link tool

  • Use bottom threaded hole
  • Support jack
  • Insert bolt – hand tight
  • unscrew jack extender to touch back plate above weld

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how to use the JD delta link tool

how to use the JD delta link tool

how to use the JD delta link tool

  • close hydraulic screw to activate ram
  • Pump until bolt hole lines up in delta arm and bushing is fully seated.
  • Sometimes the bush gets stuck.
  • Leaving it under full pressure strike it with you hammer and if well lubricated it will pop right in.
  • depower ram(release hydraulic pressure) by releasing jack hydraulic screw. (Important)
  • support jack
  • Unsrcew main bolt

how to use the JD delta link tool

how to use the JD delta link tool

how to use the JD delta link tool

how to use the JD delta link tool

how to use the JD delta link tool

how to use the JD delta link tool

how to use the JD delta link tool

how to use the JD delta link tool

  • compress jack ( wipe hydraulics off with clean cloth if dirty)
  • Screw jack extender in to protect during shipping
  • put washer and nut on main bolt to protect threads during shipping

how to use the JD delta link tool

how to use the JD delta link tool

how to use the JD delta link tool

how to use the JD delta link tool

how to use the JD delta link tool

  • collect all parts for shipping
  • make sure to remember your oil rag and hammer.
  • Tips
  • While removing. Let delta arm hand down ( allows fluid to get to bottom of jack where pump is.
  • While installing try to keep jack level so we can get fluid to pump in jack ( Jacks position is tuned 180 degrees from remove to install)
  • It was designed to be strongest while pulling.
  • Do not remove the plug unless instructed to by Matt
  • Please keep hydraulic ram/jack out of dirt, off floor and clean.
  • It will leak a little when shipped on its side. Keep it upright when not in use.
  • Jack takes standard cheap jack oil – only add if its not working. and screw has been tightened at bottom of jack.
  • Ram only give 2.5 inhces or so when on its side. Don’t forget to use the extender screw to pick up all slack.

how to use the JD delta link tool

how to use the JD delta link tool

how to use the JD delta link tool

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