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Old 29 Jun 2011, 10:41 pm
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Does anyone know if I can use a ball joint press for removing and replacing my control arm bushing?
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Old 26 Jul 2011, 04:16 pm
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Does anyone know if I can use a ball joint press for removing and replacing my control arm bushing?
From what I've read in other posts it should work. I don't have a press (yet) so I was going to go with the "burn it out" approach.
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Old 26 Jul 2011, 05:29 pm
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If you are using Energy Suspension bushings the easiest way to do it is just burn the old bushings, but if you use OEM type bushings you need to press them.
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Old 27 Jul 2011, 01:42 pm
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If you are using Energy Suspension bushings the easiest way to do it is just burn the old bushings, but if you use OEM type bushings you need to press them.
Ah! That is really good to know. I am glad I plan to use the Energy brand anyway. Thanks
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Old 27 Jul 2011, 02:08 pm
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If you are using Energy Suspension bushings the easiest way to do it is just burn the old bushings, but if you use OEM type bushings you need to press them.
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Old 27 Jul 2011, 02:11 pm
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Don't forget to change the ball joints while you are there. If you don't have them yet I can get you a place to buy them for $21 each for the MOOG brand.
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Old 27 Jul 2011, 03:46 pm
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True! It looks like new arms w/ball joints and bushings may be the best way for now....
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