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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old Mar 23rd, 10, 05:46 AM Thread Starter
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Tool for pressing in/out bushings??

Does anyone know where I can rent a tool to press out the control arm bushings and press in new ones? I'm getting prices of $200 and up for shops to do it!!
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Re: Tool for pressing in/out bushings??

Yeah... feel your pain. My shop wanted an arm & a leg also.

I used my bench vise and a piece of 2x4 with a hole JUST larger than the bushing lip in it. Centered the bushing over the hole and pressed it out (and back in) with the vice. You'll need the Mac Daddy of vises though. I broke the first one I tried.


Or run to Harbor Freight and buy a press.... but that'll come close to what the shop wanted to charge you. AutoZone\Schlep-Boys\Advance Auto\etc. probably rent them.

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And lay the heat to it!

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Re: Tool for pressing in/out bushings??

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Does anyone know where I can rent a tool to press out the control arm bushings and press in new ones? I'm getting prices of $200 and up for shops to do it!!
Thanks for any help
In my experience it's a lot easier to pay the machine shop to do it. They have the right tools and can do the job right in about an hour. $200 is a little high, maybe you can shop around or ask if you can pay them by the hour?

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Re: Tool for pressing in/out bushings??

I have not done this job yet, but I plan to use my shop press and the tool set I bought at E-town last year

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Re: Tool for pressing in/out bushings??

Autozone or Orilley will rent you the tool for free. Just need a depost.

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Re: Tool for pressing in/out bushings??

For $130 you can buy a 12 ton shop press @ Harbor Freight. You'll be $70 ahead, will have gained some knowledge, and have a nice walnut cracker sitting in the corner of your shop.


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Re: Tool for pressing in/out bushings??

Dang! I think the machine shop that did mine charged me like 50 bucks for both sides!

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Autozone or Orilley will rent you the tool for free. Just need a depost.
I checked Auto Zone and they don't have one....only the one for ball joints. I'm running out of room in my garage for large tools like a press. I've already bought a shop crane, large jack stands and an engine stand. I'm gonna have a pot full of stuff after this rebuild is complete!!

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Re: Tool for pressing in/out bushings??

You need a shop press and a metal cyl the correct size to press them out

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Re: Tool for pressing in/out bushings??

$200 is very high, but they can easily get bent and ruined.

I'd continue to shop around have have it done by a pro if possible.

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Re: Tool for pressing in/out bushings??

$200 bucks hell no wonder the chinese are making parts....Thats total rip off BS
Maybe $200 bucks to pull the A frames off the car and replace with new bushes....
Even thats high...its about 1 hrs work all up.....

Takes about 10 min to pressout the old ones and press the new in.

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For $130 you can buy a 12 ton shop press @ Harbor Freight. You'll be $70 ahead, will have gained some knowledge, and have a nice walnut cracker sitting in the corner of your shop.
Exactly...it maybe a chinese one they are ok for the hoe workshop....and you have some thing to do you wheel bearing, rear spring bushes etc in the future.
Also cool for squashing up Drink cans when bored.

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Re: Tool for pressing in/out bushings??

jersey is a rusty town, it may take a lil more finesse than 10 minutes to knock them puppies out?
ive done them where it was very quick and then ive had to spend hours and tons of heat ... so im sure it can go both ways?

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Re: Tool for pressing in/out bushings??

You can usually pop them right out with an air chisel in just a few minutes. I press mine in with a harbor freight press, but have knocked them back in a big socket and hammer many years ago with zero damage.
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Re: Tool for pressing in/out bushings??

Thanks for the advice. I'd prefer to have a pro do it if I can find a reasonable price. If I can't, then it's gonna be off to Harbor Freight for a press. Hoping to have a garage sale in the summer for all the "onetime big tools".
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