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Front Lower Control Arm Bushing

Old 12-21-2004, 04:51 PM
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Is there a metal sleeve in the front lower control arm rear bushing? Should I cut through this shinny metal in the pic?
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Old 12-21-2004, 06:01 PM
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nevermind I figured it out... you have to split that metal sleeve.
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Old 12-22-2004, 09:43 PM
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Damn these bushings are hard to replace.
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Old 12-22-2004, 09:46 PM
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Are you implying that the stock bushings have a steel sleeve inside the bushing? Mine were hard to get off but not too bad, it sounds like you're working harder than you need to.
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Old 12-22-2004, 10:52 PM
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yes there is a steel sleeve in all the bushings I've found so far. I don't have a press, and I don't have access to one, so i'm trying to use a hacksaw, vice, hammer, punch and torch to get the bushings off.
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Old 12-31-2004, 04:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Cheers!' date='Dec 22 2004, 08:52 PM
yes there is a steel sleeve in all the bushings I've found so far. I don't have a press, and I don't have access to one, so i'm trying to use a hacksaw, vice, hammer, punch and torch to get the bushings off.

Been years since I did mine but I think I drilled holes all around the peripheral area between the arm and that sleeve. THen the rubber was not pressed so tight on the sleeve and I jury rigged a c-clamp and pushed it out. Was a tedious job but not terribly hard, just time consuming.

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Old 01-04-2005, 04:14 AM
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I just used a torch on mine. Set them on fire and they popped right out without getting the arm too hot.
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