[s-cars] control arm removal

Theodore Chen tedebearp at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 19 17:31:28 EST 2004

--- steve powers <steve at thepowers.net> wrote:
> David:
> > I'm trying to remove the control arm (93 S4).
> > Manual indicates that I have to extract a bushing (metal tube) from the
> > inner bushing (metal and rubber).
> > 
> > Anybody have a trick for this before I visit the Snap-On dealer.
> > 
> > David
> liquid nitrogen and a hammer was my preferred method when I rebuilt
> my former 4KQ. dunk the control arm end into the LN and give it a
> sharp whack with the hammer. the bushing will crack into many pieces.

liquid nitrogen might be a bit hard to find.

why not torch the bushings out?  heat the metal with a propane torch,
and when it starts getting soft, pop the sleeves out.  i've done it
before on a mustang.  make sure it doesn't get on your clothes, or
you'll never get it out.  also make sure you do it outdoors in an
area where people won't complain about the smell.


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