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Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:59 pm 
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How do I get the bushes out of the hole in the lower control arm, the ones that are for the lower strut mount.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:22 pm 
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with the ball part of a ball pein hammer. smack it hard fast and accurate!
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Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:23 pm 
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I think you gotta press them out. Best bet is to go to Pedders and get a new set, they have all new bushes 'n' stuff in them. Not real expensive, and a bloody sight easier to replace.
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Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:32 pm 
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Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:41 pm 
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I think you gotta press them out. Best bet is to go to Pedders and get a new set, they have all new bushes 'n' stuff in them. Not real expensive, and a bloody sight easier to replace.


bingo

otherwise ure gonna have to get it done at a suspention shop and they charge a fair bit to press new ones in is what ive heard
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Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:47 pm 
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get a shop to do them cause if you damage them you will have to replace the whole wishbone.
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Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:52 pm 
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yeh pedders are the place to go... we got an exchange arm including new ball joint for under $150 the other day
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Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:53 pm 
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hey twr7cx

are you replacing just the shock bush or the lower inner as well?

If doing the lower inner then yeah, its gotta be heated up then smacked out. Recommend taking it to suspension place unless your handy with an oxy.

If doing the strut mount / radius bush only, then as i said above and use a hammer. I work at pedders and this is how we get them out...

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Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:19 pm 
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at franks place when we lowered adamN's EL we used an oxy torch hooked up to an LPG bottle...

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hehehhe that was wicked :) worked a f**k treat

o have a map gas torch now :)

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 8:22 am 
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I'm replacing all the bushes with new nolathane ones. Ah well I'll pull the thing (arm peice) out and take it to Jimmy down the road.

So the factory bushes are pressed in, but the aftermarket Nolathane ones definately don't need to be.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:04 am 
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You should have got the replacement remanufactured arm. A tad more $$$, but doesnt require you to go down to a suspension shop to get bushes pushed in and out.

And I would assume at the prices you get them for, it definately would have been worth your while. :wink:
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Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 2:16 pm 
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When i had to replace my front struts the actual bush was rusted to the lower strut bolt. Had to cut the lower plate on the strut to remove strute from lower control arm and then used a steel tube and G clamp to press out the old bush with the bush pushing inside the tube. Then used a G clamp again with lube to press in the new bush ($14 from Ford) then i realised we have them at work!!
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Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 2:19 pm 
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Well I got a remanufactured upright.
But since the Nolathane Evo kit included all the bushes I didn't bother geting a remanufactured lower arm.
The Nolathane bushes don't seem to need to be pressed in. So I'ma just take the arm down to the local yobo and get him to get them out for me - if he's a decent bloke it'll probably be f**k all and in cash! :-)

 

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