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Oct 13, Control Arm Bushing Replacement. This video will show you how to easily replace Upper Control Arm bushings (press the old ones out and press the new ones in. Aug 16, Manual Removal Method This is the hardest method of removing control arm bushings there is, but it is also the one that gets used the most by non-professionals. Basically, you place the arm in a vise or just hold on the ground and you beat the control arm bushing with a hammer.
It doesn’t work well and can easily damage the arm itself. Oct 02, You can make a homemade bushing puller with a rod, a pipe and a few washers and nuts.
Use one wrench to hold one nut in place, and use your second wrench to tighten the opposite nut. As you tighten the nut, your washer will press against the bushing sleeve while the metal tube presses against the outer housing on the other side. Lower Control Arm Bushing Removal 2.
Start by sticking the Inner arm support in the arm with the “C” shape cradling the bush-ing.
This support keeps the control arm from deforming while removing and installing the bushings. 3. Install a 1/2” Hex Nut on one end of. Replacing the lower control-arm bushing is the number-one source of misery in rebuilding a Mopar frontend, unless you know the tricks. The pivot shaft comes out first, and removing it is simply a matter of pressing it out from the back through the torsion-bar socket.
The shaft will come out with the inner bushing shell still attached. Jul 14, Lower control arm bushings can be replaced using a bushing removal tool/bushing press.
Every car is designed with control arms no matter if it is conventional, hybrid or electric.
Bushing removal kits can be rented from an auto supply store, and often at no cost to a customer. However, if the ball joint has failed, the lower control arm needs to be replaced because this ball joint is not serviceable.
Figure 1. May 24, While changing all from end components, I decided to change the control arm bushings as well. I used the Energy Suspension R kit.
Then by using a hammer strike the spindle or control arm bulkhead to shock the taper fit loose.
It was about 44 on eBay, shipped to my door. If I had planned on doing a"How-To", I would have showed the removal of the control arms.