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Old 15 Jun 2011, 06:51 pm
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Default Control arm rear vertical bushing

I just got Energy Suspension bushing set for my 2001 PT. Has anybody who used this brand of bushings, had any problem installing the rear vertical LCA bushing ,or can anybody enlighten me as to how to get that middle part#3407 in the!!!!
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Old 15 Jun 2011, 07:25 pm
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Default Re: Control arm rear vertical bushing

This is what I do:
After I clean the sleeve I put plenty of grease on it, push it inside the part # 3406. Then I flip the control arm and put the sleeve and # 3406 under it ( working upside down ), then I push # 3407 with a big socket, then I put # 3408 to finish.
One tip: use plenty of grease and a helper
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Old 16 Jun 2011, 08:51 pm
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Default Re: Control arm rear vertical bushing

That bushing is a PITA! I fought with mine as well.

I hear that the Prothane vertical bushing is way easier to install and works just as well as the ES bushings...

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