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Old 11-21-2010, 12:20 PM   #1
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Default changing a lower control arm bushing. need help

Anyone had problems changing one of these. I've lubed it and jammed the sh*t out of it and it still won't come out. Anyone have advice how else to get this bushing out.
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Old 11-21-2010, 12:45 PM   #2
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you need a shop press to do it, good luck trying with a BFH.
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Default Re: changing a lower control arm bushing. need help

i've used a BFH to knock them out and back in, but it's always been done on a lift. in this case any kind of lube is your enemy. if you're just tryna knock it out, i hope you're hitting it from the inside out and when you're installing them go from the outside in. what you really need is a tool like this http://www.denlorstools.com/home/dt1...ol_sp_651.html

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Old 11-21-2010, 01:51 PM   #5
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Default Re: changing a lower control arm bushing. need help

Thanks guys. Damn I thought I could just knock it out with a hammer. Wish I would have checked here before destroying it then asking how to do it. Lol oh well lessons learned.
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Default Re: changing a lower control arm bushing. need help

yeah a press is needed to do it properly.
heating it and cutting it out is going to ruin the control arm. it will certainly burn off the surrounding paint and then require a repaint.

a balljoint press like the ones you can rent is hardly adequate enough either.

just use a proper press.
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rear lower control arm bushing? ive always just replaced both the arms with aftermarket ones that came with new urethane bushings already. PITA to replace on stock arms
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ok backing up, are you trying to replace the front lower control arm bushings or the rear trailing arm bushings? the procedure is totally different for both.
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