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I never have pressed bushing before and have watched tube people doing it on $150 10 ton press for auto shop not bad for the price,any tips trick would be very helpful as I am not a mechanic and input from one would be great thank u and have a great day
I seen those video too and bought a 12 ton press from Harbor Freight delivered to my door for $110 with 20% off discount.
You need the press to get the old ones out. The new one go in easily but still needed pressing.
If you are doing A-arms, make sure you measure the distance between the arms from the inside. Cut a couple of pieces of wooden dowels to jam between them before any pressing. If not you will close the spread and they won't reintall properly. It's a pain to spread them if they close up due to pressing the new bushing in. Yea, did one to learn not to do.
No lube needed. Find a YouTube video that has the same/similar type as yours and follow what they did.
Posted on Nov 27, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Illustration of control arm:
The wishbone part, number 12, is the control arm. In the two ends, left side of picture, are the two bushings. These are pressed in bushings.
The rubber bushings, with their bonded steel shells, are separate parts, the part number for the (2) bushings are: 52088425
These bushings normally won't be damaged, but, in my case, due to extensive towing of a heavy trailer, these bushings had tears in the rubber bonding between the shell and the central spindle. These tears caused by the trailer snatching the frame around (trailer hitch is frame mounted) while the differential is essentially connected to the earth, through the tire rubber, and to the frame, through the ball joint and arm rubber bushings.
You can easily view the condition of the rubber simply by rolling under the vehicle with a flashlight, and looking. The bolts are vertical, right up through the bushing spindle, into the frame.
The bolts through the bushing spindle mount the arm to the frame.
The ball joint, at the apex of the arm, is number 8, and is Jeep part number 52088808AB.
This ball joint is an assembly which also includes the mounting flange plate. This plate bolts atop the differential housing with three bolts. The ball joint pin protrudes through the hole in the apex of the arms, and is secured by a nut, item 11, Jeep part number 06502698
Again, don't replace the bushings unless you see visible tears in the rubber web, or rotted, aged, cracked out webbing.
One more thing to note if you take down the arm... the emergency brake cables and brake lines are secured to the arm with small metal clips and bolts. Minor point here is when you reattach these bolts, don't crank down on them more than about 12 ft lbs torque, as these bolts go into the sheet metal wall of the arm, and there's no need to try to strip out these threads... Just secure them a bit, not to tank down on them.
Posted on Oct 06, 2008
pressed in but can be removed by cutting with a hacksaw in reverse so to speak ,remove blade and push through bush to cut out the metal casing then pull new ones through with a long bolt and socket
Posted on Apr 11, 2009
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