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2005 dodge dakota/upper control arm bushings

Can't get the bushings out of the control arm. what is the best way to press them out?

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I was told by the dealer that upper control arm bushings are not replaceble. You have to bu the whole upper control arm ($350). Do you have a source for 2005 Dakota upper control arm bushings or are they selling you incompatible parts for a 2004 like most aftermarket supliers do?

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Take them to a local machine shop. Most shops will press out the old ones and put the new ones in for a few bucks, especially if you have cash.

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