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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-30-09, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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'96 Thunderbird Front Suspension Bushing Replacement

I have a very loose bushing on the front left lower suspension, not sure what it is called but it keeps the suspension from moving forward and backward and is attached at the bottom. I was able to get the nut off with an impact gun but how do I get it out of the A-arm, what else needs to be removed so I can replace the bushing? Also, any online schematics/diagrams available for this car? I've scoured the internet but it looks like there is none for free. Thanks.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-01-09, 02:53 PM
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Re: '96 Thunderbird Front Suspension Bushing Replacement

Hello

They are strut rod bushings. Ford or TRW the best brand to use.

You may have to remove the lower arm for clerance.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-09-09, 08:33 AM
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Re: '96 Thunderbird Front Suspension Bushing Replacement

You must take loose the tierod end for the lower control arm so swing back far enough to allow the strut to drop out ..Also,Adjust the front of the strut all the way forward to allow the most room possible ... The strut is how you adjust the wheel base on this car .The proper wheelbase it 113 inches ..make sure when your finished the measurement from center of the rear wheel to center of the front wheel is 113 inches .
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