Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Columbia, MO USA
Re: Replacing Control arm bushings?
I used my CHEAP trusty, HFT $10 air chisel to remove mine and then I installed them using a length of 1/2" Al-Thread rod and a bunch of different sized washers and a couple of nuts, some lube and a combination wrench and my 1/2" ratchet and needed socket!
About 2.5 or so hours later and I was done!!
He, he!! Gotta big blister in the palm of my hand tho!! Hair ain't gonna grow there for a while!! he, He!!
Oh, and a couple of short 3/8" or 1/2" sockets that will fit on the back of the flanges to keep from callapsing them and a short piece of stout wood 2x stock and a 3 pound FT!!
You use the piece of 2x as a throat spacer to keep from callapsing the throat as you finish the job with the 3 pound "BFT" with the shaft in place!!
Easy, but time consuming! And yes, they wanted about a "C"-Note to do mine!!
PS., AND don't forget the shaft!!
Ask me, just ask me!!!