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I messed up my lower control arm bushings huh?

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Old 04-28-2012, 06:10 PM   #1
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I messed up my lower control arm bushings huh?

I just spent half the day cutting the outer sleeve of the old bushings out of the lower control arms. Then I pressed the bushings into the control arms. After that I remembered this page saying you'll ruin them by doing them that way because you can't just press the pivot shaft in there without ruining the rubber.

http://www.moparmax.com/tech/2011/vi...iontips-8.html

Since I already pressed the bushings in, I have to remove them, buy a new pair and press in the pivot shafts to the new bushings before pressing the bushings into the arms right?

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Old 04-28-2012, 06:28 PM   #2
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Since I already pressed the bushings in, I have to remove them, buy a new pair and press in the pivot shafts to the new bushings before pressing the bushings into the arms right?
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:35 PM   #3
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If there is a way to get a support under that inner sleeve so it doesn't move you can press the pins in.

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Old 04-28-2012, 07:45 PM   #4
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You MIGHT be able to pull this off if you can come up with a scrap piece of pipe or socket that will support the inner sleeve by itself.
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:00 PM   #5
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It's done this way ALL THE TIME. Find a piece of pipe, a socket, etc. that will support the inner sleeve while you press the pin in.
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Thanks guys, I stuck a 3/4 socket in there with a nut behind it and they pressed in fine.
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