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?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
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!!Autozone or Orilley will rent you the tool for free. Just need a depost.
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.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.
X2 here, Air chisel and big socket and LUBE the cases and holes as well as clean shafts. I also have a large Harborfreight C clamp for ball joints, this works too.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. :yes: