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'92 Legacy Rear bushings
Posted 19 March 2004 - 02:58 AM
So, every subaru ive ever owned has had torsion bars and shocks. Never have i seen so many trailing arms, springs and bushings. My mechanic said they need to be pressed into place, but im sure i can manage to get them out and new ones in without a press... right? Also, im not sure if each bushing has a different name, but i noticed 2 that were destroyed. Both on the drivers side, but im sure the passenger side is just as bad.
I didnt have a chance to look at the front suspension, but my mechanic said most the damage is in the rear, and the front is fine. Is it okay to just replace the rear bushings, or would it be best to replace all the bushings? Im short on budget and time here, just need to get the car "Safe" for now.
Is this a terribly difficult job? I have plenty of tools, and room to work, but the structure of this legacy is all new to me.
Posted 19 March 2004 - 09:46 AM
My suggestion would be to dissamble yourself....take all the parts to a shop, have them press out old ones & press in new ones.....then you reassemble. That will save you the most amount of money.
About the front......you might as well do the front.....it's only 4 more bushings in total.
this pic should help.
numbers 6 & 7 are the bushings for the trailing links
numbers 4 & 5 are the bushings for the lateral links
numbers 1 & 2 are the bushings for the front A-arm.
Those are the bushings I would replace.
So you'd need 2 (# 6) & (# 7) bushings & 4 (# 4) & (# 5) bushings.
and if you do the front..... 2 (# 1) & (# 2) bushings.
This page gives prices and drop down list of the different stuff. I'm not sure I'd mess with any of the other stuff...but that's me...especially if you're strapped for cash
Posted 19 March 2004 - 10:39 AM
I think taking them off yourself and having the shop press in the new bushings is good advice.
Posted 19 March 2004 - 01:14 PM
So... i guess I couldnt just use a bench vise and some grease to fit the bushings huh?
Posted 19 March 2004 - 06:49 PM
Posted 20 March 2004 - 07:23 AM
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