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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-28-03, 12:35 AM Thread Starter
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Pressing out trailing arm bushes

Ive got the rear end in pieces, all that is left in the car is the diff. The shocks, springs, trailing arms, trackbar etc are all out.

Ive managed to push out the track bar bushes with relative ease using a vice, a threaded rod and an assortment of washers.

I tried to push out the trailing arm bushes using the same method but to no avail. my problem could be linked to the fack that i didnt have a large enough washer to allow the bush to be pushed out. Have people pushed the trailing arms out before? And if so do they have a description/pictures of the tool(s) they used.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-28-03, 01:43 AM
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use a press....otherwise knock out the inner sleeve and cut the outer sleeve out (this takes F#$kin ages though)....press is the easiest way....
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Wink Rear end bushes

Do yourself a favour and take them to the
nearest suspension place , they will change
the bushes for little cost and a lot less
swearing. NO BULL!!!!!
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i had a quote of $90 to push out the old bushes....seems way way to much to me

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i used a press and an assortment of 3/4" drive sockets....
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you can rig your own press for $90!!!! shouldn cost anymore than a couple bucks a bush....try a local mechanic as opposed to places like pedders etc who are criminals with the prices they charge!
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-28-03, 10:29 PM
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Well congratulations on getting them out for a start.... I didn't even get that far.

When I got a look at how badly damaged mine were I decided not to bother. I ended up getting a change over set of arms (top and bottom) for about $20 more then the cost of the bushes alone.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-01-03, 03:32 AM Thread Starter
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i got a spsupension place to push em out....$60...i know its daylight robery, but ahhh well they are done now

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