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Ford Escape Trailing Arm

I have successfully disassembled the trailing arm except where it bolts to frame. I have remove bolt and marked everthing but there appears to be some kind of bushing that I can not seem to get the bushing out to remove arm.

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Hi there this is a problem with all shocks and swing arms where the bolt goes through a rubber bushing and the water and road salt debris gets into bushing and freezes up causing the bolt to stick into bushing use a prybar to dislodge bushing from the area where its been clamped into it will come out

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