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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-16-03, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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Front Radius Bushes

Hey Guys,

Has anyone here changed the front radius bushes on there EA\L?
I'm getting some delivered tonight and my mate reckons they look like they need to be pressed in. Any tips?

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-17-03, 01:00 AM
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Re: Front Radius Bushes

Bass, ive replaced every single bush in my EA with nolathane, but not the radius bushes. Mine are stuffed i think, with creeking noises at car park speeds etc. Im not to sure they need to be pressed in but they look difficult to remove. Nolathane bushes come as two halves and a crush tube, thus installing them are easy, just pop each side in and put the crush tube through.

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Re: Front Radius Bushes

i got them replaced just last week on my ED, i had a creeking noise at low speeds when breaking and turning at the same time. Didnt fix it , its still there....

Bass , not sure if they need pressing out as i didnt do it , my mech did.

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So your creeking didnt stop?

Well next point of call is the steering rack bushes.

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i have a creaking noise at slow speed when braking lightly and turning together, not 100% sure but i know my caliper is sticking and when i lever the caliper open with a screwdriver it makes the same creaking noise

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Re: Front Radius Bushes

Nolathane does that, once the grease has dried up or worn away it will squeak to high heaven. Doesn't necessarily mean that it's worn though.

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Re: Front Radius Bushes

AFAIK the only suspension parts which require pressing are the upper and lower balljoints.
Everything else, while it may be difficult, can be done by you.
Of course the good thing about rubber is you can cut the old one out and then reconstruct how it went in :)

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Re: Front Radius Bushes

nah, the nolathane isnt squeeking. I baught the complete FORDEVO1 to stop the squeeking. The squeeking is still apparent. However i still have to install. Front radius bushes + front and rear swaybar mount bushes.

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Re: Front Radius Bushes

guys
my lower ball joint on the side of the creeking (right) is cactus , could this be the causing of my creeking?it would be good to know before i start replacing more bushes...

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possably. I replaced all 4 balljoints when i did my suspension, but teh creek still exists.

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