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Lightbulb Replacing Supension bushes

How hard is it to replace the front and rear suspension bushes on my ED? Basically whats the easiest way to get the old bushes out and install the new ones, and do I need any special tools? And is there anything I need to be weary of?

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A press will come in very handy for this one. What bushes did you want to change???
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A press will come in very handy for this one. What bushes did you want to change???
I was planning to do them all....

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Do you REALLY want to do this yourself?

Iv'e done a few of the front bushes in my ED and yes an industrial press would have been very handy.

I got by using a heavy mass (the car) as the immovable abject, and using my hydraulic trolley jack to perform the press function. Not easy, and I only had a few to do.

Place suspension component (once removed from car) against chassis member (adjacent a large hole, some of these on the front K-member) place appropriate sized socket against worn bush. Trolley jack under socket and "press" until bush comes clear (ie. the need for the adjacent hole). Installation is a reversal of this procedure (no longer adjacent to hole) aided by soapy water as a lubricant.

Bush ingenuity at it's best!

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