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 Post subject: Control arm bush replacement
Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:55 pm 
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Hi folks, what is the best way of getting the inner bushes of the lower control arm out?

1: hacksaw off ends of bushes

2 etc.: ?????

I gotta press 8-)
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 Post subject: Re: Control arm bush replacement
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:12 am 
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What arm ? EF/EL front lower arm ?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Control arm bush replacement
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:19 pm 
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What arm ? EF/EL front lower arm


Yeah, sorry, a wagon. Front lower control arm. The one that joins onto the "K" frame (and helps stop the wheel from falling off :lol: )

The manual says to hacksaw the ends off, and then use special tool number such and such. I reckon I might be able to press out the rubber bit, and the cut out the sleeve. But I can't figure out how to hold the end. There isn't much to rest onto under a press.
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 Post subject: Re: Control arm bush replacement
Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:20 pm 
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From memory when I didn't have access to a press, I cut the ends off with a cutting disc, then drilled some holes around the crush tube, and knocked the tube out.
Then I think I got the rubber section out, and with a chisel, cut through the sleeve without damaging the arm.
For that part, you could get a pipe the size to fit over the sleeve, and press it and the rubber out.

 

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