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Control arm bushing replacement help - 87 Brat
Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:52 PM
I also want to replace the control arm bushings while I have things torn apart, have OEM ones for replacement. However, spent a lot of time trying to get one side out yesterday, with no luck. I was using a vice and appropriate size sockets, and barely managed to budge the bushing. What type of press (this will be a new tool to my collection) would I need to press the control arm bushings and install new ones?
Any advice or leads appreciated.
Posted 15 July 2012 - 06:18 PM
Things went together OK, but I had trouble with the leading rod to stabilizer bar bushings on the first side I tried (left side). I was trying to install the bushings after having the leading rod to control arm bolts fastened, was a no-go. Then took a break yesterday and went back to work this morning on the right side. Left the leading rod and the two large bushings/grommets loosely secured to the body and free of the control arm. Was able to easily secure the stabilizer bar bushing to the leadfing rod. Went back and fixed the left side thereafter,
One question: I cannot find a torque setting for the leading rod nut. This is the single nut that fastens the leading rod, grommet, through body bracket, grommet, large concave washer, then the nut. The nut is turned very easily, but I did not want to bottom it out. I turned it until I could see 7 complete threads on each side. This is a temporary fix until I find the correct torque setting. Would appreciate any leads on this.
HTKYSA does have a torque setting of 60 ft-lbs on page 334, but this value seems way too high.
Edited by aba4430, 15 July 2012 - 07:01 PM.
Added extra information.
Posted 17 July 2012 - 06:29 AM
Posted 17 July 2012 - 07:28 AM
Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:25 AM
the vid gives a detailed step by step procedure, so I think you wouldn't find it hard to understand.
Do you already have a control arm bushing replacement? if not feel free to pm me. I have an extra one I'm willing to get rid of
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