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Old 09-Aug-2005, 05:38 PM
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control arm bushing repair

just wondering how difficult it is to change the bushings on my lower control arm. it doesnt look that hard but sometimes it does always work that way. if so are there any helpful hints that would make it easier thank for the help.
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Old 09-Aug-2005, 06:42 PM
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I just got my car slammed and it seems to be very easy to change those bushings
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Old 09-Aug-2005, 07:11 PM
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good to hear thanks man
doin it tonight let ya know how it goes
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Old 09-Aug-2005, 07:43 PM
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take the lower control arm off and press out the bushing then press in the new bushing....voila
If you don't have a press just take it somewhere that does have one, trust me, don't try to cut the bushing out of the LCA its a royal PITA.
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Old 09-Aug-2005, 08:24 PM
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are we talking front or back?
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Old 09-Aug-2005, 09:39 PM
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Pressing the bushings out isnt that easy depending on how rusted everything is. If your having a problem the best way is to torch it so the rubber falls out and then cut the outer metal sleeve and peel it out. The sleev is a tight fit in the bore or the lca so cutting a slot in it lets it get smaller and therefore easy to get out. And remember when removing even slightly rusted parts, heat is your best friend.
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just grab a torch and melt the fawk out of them. super quick and very easy.
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Or you could drill the old bushing out with a hole saw, then with a hack saw insert the blade and cut the bushing sleeve out. Putting them back in is done with a vice and lube thats included with the bushing kit.
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Or for about $40-50 more than the cost of the bushings you can buy the complete arm with the bushings in it, and save yourself a hold lot of hassle!
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for a lil extra money you can get pretty aluminium SRR LCAs too
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Originally posted by bbarbulo
for a lil extra money you can get pretty aluminium SRR LCAs too
rears???? o might do that.... my rears squeak like CRAZY when i pull out of my driveway or go slowly over a speed bump
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for a lil extra money you can get pretty aluminium SRR LCAs too
how much are those B? i need new LCA
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