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 Post subject: Control Arm Bushes For ED
Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:45 pm 
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Got my front end checked out at Pedders today and apparantly I need new front upper inner control arm bushes......Are they easy to replace? If someone could describe the procedure involed in replacing them that would be great.
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Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:18 pm 
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Go and buy a manual. All this info is in there.

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 Post subject: Re: Control Arm Bushes For ED
Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:55 pm 
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BenJ wrote:
Go and buy a manual. All this info is in there.

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I bought one recently.....But it went along with the contents of the console and glovebox when my car was broken into, Hence the reason for asking for some advice.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:39 pm 
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So, instead of acquiring another one, you want one of us to spend a good half an hour typing up all the steps involved on how to do the lower control arm bushes.

I for one, are not going to do that.

I suggest you take off your front wheel, get down under the car, and have a good look around. It should be easy to work out what is involved. This is what most DIY modders/mechanics do.

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 Post subject: Re: Control Arm Bushes For ED
Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:11 pm 
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BenJ wrote:
So, instead of acquiring another one, you want one of us to spend a good half an hour typing up all the steps involved on how to do the lower control arm bushes.

I for one, are not going to do that.

I suggest you take off your front wheel, get down under the car, and have a good look around. It should be easy to work out what is involved. This is what most DIY modders/mechanics do.

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Well sorry for asking then!!! Just thought there may have been some special method that may be involved as the nuts on the pivot bolts are easy to get to but the head of each bolt looks very difficult to get a spanner onto it

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:50 pm 
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the only way you will get those out is to take the nuts off from the engine bay and withdraw the bolts AFTER you have loosened them. not sure by memory if the bolts come back far enough to change the bushes with the bracket done up but that sounds to convenient. just make sure the shims go back in where they came from but i would reccomend getting an allignment after anyway.
don't mind benj hes just grumpy lol

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:17 pm 
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:shock yer BENJ is normaly one of the most helpfull persons on this forum-- :D must be out of sorts at the moment : :(
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Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:24 pm 
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It's cool. I can understand Benj's response. I'll probably have a go at replacing them myself in a couple of days....I'll either make it or break it :lol:

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:49 pm 
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just go to the motor house and pick out a pair of really good one's, he has s**t loads of them out of cars..

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:14 pm 
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Is that the mob along San Mateo?

 

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Is that the mob along San Mateo?


yep thats the one..

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:32 pm 
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can be done over a half day / day. just take out the bits you need and send them to any mechanic, susspesion place or even machine shop and they should be able to pop them in and out.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:39 pm 
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So the inner upper control arm bushes are difficult to remove?

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:59 pm 
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if its the inner uppers, they're easy as piss. should be able to pop them out in the vice at home

 

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