[Author Prev][Author Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Author Index][Thread Index]

RE: Suspension bushings: help needed

I replaced the control arm bushings in a Camaro(ex-girlfriends car; new
wife likes my Audi).  I took the control arms to a machine shop, where
they hydraulically pressed in the bushings.  Worked great.  That was
after I slammed in the first pair with vise and hammer combo, which
after installed had to be re-replaced because they made a bunch of noise
and moved around.  The machine shop only charged like $20

Good Luck,

86 5kcst 5sp
	>Sent: 	Tuesday, March 24, 1998 7:19 PM
	>To: 	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
	>Subject: 	Suspension bushings: help needed

	>A tale of woe from an incompetent home mechanic:

	>I got the bright idea to change my own suspension (control arm
and anti->sway bar) bushings.  I removed the control arm and felt pretty
proud of >myself.  Removing the bushings was another story.  I finally
got them >out, but only with the help of a propane torch to heat the
control arm.  >Now I can't get the new bushings fully in, at least not
without that >propane torch, which would make the new bushings fairly

	>What special tool am I lacking that I need to own?  I'm trying
to do this >with a bench vise.  I lubricated the new bushings with soapy
water.  I'm >able to apply enough pressure to bend the vise's handle.

	>Jack Rich