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Had the bottom suspension bushes done on my mini one the garage done this with out removing subframe or wishbone arms the steering now feels notchy was this the correct way to do repair?

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SOURCE: wishbone front offside bmw mini one

you have to put the wishbone on 1st, the ball joint nut on and the front one den guide it in the hole and use a big lever with plenty of wd 40 and it will go in, i jus did one the other day, i had to change dat rear wishbone bush which was a nightmare to do

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

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SOURCE: My mechanic told me that the bushings that hold up

It is highly unlikely that the bushings will fail. They do tend to crack alittle, but the bolts will still hold the subframe on. Now if they are rusted out, this is a possibility. You do have 4 bushings holding the subframe on also. 2 at the front, and 2 at the back.

Posted on May 12, 2009

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SOURCE: how to remove steering arm and replace damaged bush

You will almost certainly, (I say almost, because sometimes they seize on) need a ball joint splitter.
There are different types, but a simple to explain one is, the one that looks like a tuning fork.
As you will have to align the wheels afterwards anyway, it doesn't matter if you leave the track rod end attatched to the rack at this point.
Undo the nut on top of the said 'bush', but don't remove it totally yet.
This way you can hammer the top of the nut thus forcing it free, then unscrew little by little while hammering it through as neccesary. Alternatively, you will need to use the splitter to seperate it from the hub mount.
Good luck with that:)

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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SOURCE: rear suspension,bushings,2005 jeep liberty

Generally the bushings aren't too expensive (likely about 25-30 each...But, unless you have done this kind of work, driving the bushings out and installing them can be difficult without a press. I've done many in-shop and its nothing like the ones I've done at remote locations using a hammer and chisels etc. You can do this yourself but I'd opt to do the r&r at home and have a machine shop do the actual bushing pressing. If you damage the arm ends you will need to replace the arm or do a bunch of bending to get the bushings back in place.
If you do have a press, than go at it!!

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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SOURCE: 2005 Toyota Camry (2.4 L) control arm bushings tearing out

most of the time the bushings are so hard and tight they neeed to be put in using a hydraulic press, requiring them to be removed from the vehicle. they may not cause any symptoms in your steering but they may squeak and/or eventually break loose which, during travel, is very unsafe. i advise to get them changed

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