Lower suspension arm bushes

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Lower suspension arm bushes

Postby RMARKS » 08 Nov 2007, 13:37

Hi All

Any tips on the easiest way to remove the rubber bushes ?

Tried pushing them through in a big vice and pulling them through with a 12mm bolt.Won't budge either way.

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Postby Doive » 08 Nov 2007, 15:51

Burn them out with a blow torch?
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Postby coggers » 08 Nov 2007, 19:29

What Doive said ^^

Did that with mine , probably not the correct way but it certainly worked..

Even if you burn enough of the bush away to make it easier to push the old bush out.
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Postby curryracer » 16 Nov 2007, 14:50

Try this method:

Drill through the rubber with a smallish bit 5-6mm. Work your way all around the centre sleeve so this can be removed. Then assemble a hacksaw with the blade through the hole you've drilled and cut through the outer sleeve. Then you should be able to lever or push the whole thing out.

Changed mine all round a few years ago to Superflex bushes and was amazed at the difference.

Good luck.
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Postby chevette adam » 16 Nov 2007, 15:20

I did a combination of the two methods above. The certainly were in there. I found some traces of silicon compound in there too. On about belts and braces. :roll:
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Postby 14yearoldchevetter » 12 Nov 2008, 00:21

Im having a real problem with this at the moment, where I have put it into the vice and hammered at the sleve to lever it out, the seam on the lower arm that holds the bush has come apart. I'll weld it and strengthen the bottom arm whilst I'm at it. This battle, Im not happy with!!
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