2nd Generation Specific 1986-1992 Discussion

need help asap, front conrtol arm bushings

Old 09-18-2006, 12:55 AM
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okay so i finished gutting my car today, and after it all was done i figured i could start to remove my bushing on my front control arm. i have a set of poly bushings that i will be putting in my car in about 14 hours, so i need help BAD.

the bushing that i am trying to cut off is the front contol arm bushing that attached itself to the chassis. it looks like a D. i started to cut it with a razor blade, and it kinda felt that it wasnt going all the way to the bar that the new bushing is supposed to press onto. so i cut off a big chuck, and now i find that there is a sleeve there. so the smart people at mazda thought it would be a good idea to put a bushing, then a sleve of metal, then another bushing on the front control arm...

my question is, how the hell do i remove that frikken bushing? do i have to sawzaw it off? it isnt like a normal bushing that i can just press out, and i am way confused.

here is a picture of the bushign that i am talking about

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Old 09-18-2006, 01:08 AM
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Try burning it off with a torch.
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