Control arm bushing! - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 10-13-2009, 08:08 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
SurfNaked2010's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Bayville, New Jersey
Posts: 432
Send a message via AIM to SurfNaked2010
Control arm bushing!

on my 2000 tj my dana 30 top control arm bushing broke and is making a loud clank every time i make a turn or accelerate. can i just change it out while its flat on the ground and just unbolt the upper arm? or is there more required?

__________________
W.W.J.D. (What Would Jerry Do???)
SurfNaked2010 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-13-2009, 10:07 AM   #2
Jeeper
 
Rawkon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: fullerton/big bear
Posts: 2,002
Send a message via AIM to Rawkon Send a message via MSN to Rawkon
they are a royal pain in the ass. a friend of mine just did it to his XJ. take it to a shop with the correct press to get the old busings out and new ones in.

Rawkon is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-13-2009, 10:31 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
nicolas-eric's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Posts: 5,851
Send a message via ICQ to nicolas-eric Send a message via AIM to nicolas-eric Send a message via MSN to nicolas-eric Send a message via Yahoo to nicolas-eric
You can press it out with a bench wise. On one side of the CA you put a nut that's smaller than the bushing and on the other side you put a nut that's bigger than the bushing.
It only takes some minutes.

And yes you can remove one CA when the Jeep is on ground. When the holes in the CA mount and in the CA are a bit off you can fix that with a lashing strap.
nicolas-eric is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-13-2009, 10:40 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
Ironman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Clovis, Ca.
Posts: 554
I would also do it at home. I happen to have a press, but a vice does work fine. One method I use to align the bolt holes for the control arms is to jack the pumkin up in either the front or back to tilt it in the direction you need it to go. If you do one arm at a time, the hole shouldn't be that far off.
__________________
'97 TJ--HP Dana 60 rear w/ARB--HP Dana 44 front w/high steer and ARB--5.38 gears--SM465 tranny--RE 5.5 LA kit--4:1 t case--rollin' on 37" MTR's and Allied Beadlocks
Ironman is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-13-2009, 10:48 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
nicolas-eric's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Posts: 5,851
Send a message via ICQ to nicolas-eric Send a message via AIM to nicolas-eric Send a message via MSN to nicolas-eric Send a message via Yahoo to nicolas-eric
If shipping from Germany to the US wouldn´t be that expensive you could have a CA with good bushings for free. I still have the stock CAs from 2 TJs and 1 ZJ in my garage.
nicolas-eric is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-13-2009, 07:56 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
Rawkon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: fullerton/big bear
Posts: 2,002
Send a message via AIM to Rawkon Send a message via MSN to Rawkon
oooo im thinking the bushing in the axle housing. not at the frame end.
Rawkon is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-13-2009, 08:01 PM   #7
Knows a couple things...

WF Supporting Member
 
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Escondido, Calif.
Posts: 29,142
Images: 2
The bushings in the OE control arms are a royal PITA to remove, they're not like a bushing in a trackbar etc. which aren't too hard to remove/replace. When my old 4WP shop had to remove one, they seemed to need to use a torch on it to get it out.

__________________
When you have a choice, buy American.

Jerry Bransford is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
first time on the beach 08fun JK General Discussion Forum 33 08-03-2011 11:06 AM
control arms mrbigjeep TJ General Discussion Forum 8 08-23-2010 10:19 AM
Bent Control Arms? ZC02TJ TJ Tech Forum 28 08-20-2009 11:19 PM
Another Gun Control thead... 05GT-O.C.D. Off-Topic 22 06-24-2009 06:55 AM
Bushing? hardy1531 TJ Tech Forum 1 03-19-2007 04:56 PM



» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:00 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC