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Re: '87 5ksq rear bushings

On Fri, 12 Jul 1996, Lenny Rosenbaum wrote:

> I was told yesterday that I needed to replace my rear control arm bushings,
> both sides.
> Is this an easy task? They quoted me for 2 hours of labor on each side.
> Seems like there must be alot to it, to take 4 hours.
> Has anyone done this procedure themselves?

Although I haven't actually done it yet, I have a set of bushings (the 
smaller diameter ones for the earlier 5KCSTQ) and got as far as removing 
the control arm with the intent to replace said bushings.  (yeah, I found 
out that my neighbour's car had the later control arms:-(  )  The control 
arm comes off the car in about 15 minutes.  The bushing presses out in 
about 5 minutes, and the new bushing should go in in about 5 minutes.  
Then reinstallation takes about another 15 minutes, so I wouldn't allow 
more than an hour max each side.

Later, ---------------------------------------------------------- 
Graydon D. Stuckey 	'85 Mazda RX7 GS, no toys 
graydon@apollo.gmi.edu 	'86 Audi 5000 CS Turbo Quattro, has toys
Flint, Michigan USA	'89 Thunderbird SC, lotsa toys