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Old 03-31-2012, 01:44 PM   #1
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Any tips for Front Upper Control Arm bushing replacement?

Got new bushing for the front axle CA's...

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Any tips/tricks for removal and install? Looks like all thats needed is a BFH?


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New arms are going in and I'd like to have new bushings all around

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Old 04-09-2012, 07:21 PM   #2
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Hey have you already done the fix?
I have bought new bushings and I'm looking to replace the old ones. How did it go?

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Old 04-09-2012, 08:34 PM   #3
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Did it the other day... Tired to drill out the bushing with hole saw and that was messy and getting nowhere. Tried to burn the bushing, but that took to long trying to keep the fire down. Finally took a propane torch and heated just the bushing sleeve. As the sleeve got hot, the surrounding bushing softened and the sleeve pushed right out with a screw driver...

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Once the sleeve is out, theres room for a sawzall blade, hacksaw or similar. Made a relief cut so the outter sleeve could be folded in, to release the outward pressure. Then punched it out with a nail puller ( only thing I had the same width as the bushing).

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For the install, go ahead and rent a ball joint press if u don't have one ( or a good size c clamp) It was $108.00 refundable at my local AutoZone. Tried freezing the bushing, PB Blaster....but ultimately needed the press. Took all day, but was a learning curve. Looking back, I probably could have used the press once the relief cut was made, but it punched out easy enough. Just have to be careful not to cut too far and clean up any burs..

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Old 04-09-2012, 09:56 PM   #4
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Was removing the stock UCAs a PITA? I am in the middle of replacing my stock ones and am having all sorts of trouble getting the bolts out
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:54 PM   #5
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My tab on the bolt head was spinning, so I pryed the tab off and used an impact.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:49 PM   #6
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I want to do my upper front and rears, from the pictures I will need one each for each end of the arm? correct me if I am wrong. with a grand total of 4 for the front and 4 for the rear?
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:01 AM   #7
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You will need 8 total bushing. One for each end of each arm. However, depending on what arms your running, you can buy, new OEM style arm with new bushing installed,for pretty cheap and save yourself the hassle. The upper front axle bushings are the ones you really have to work at (not made into the arm itself). For OEM arms, check Rock Auto or PartsGeek.com
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:04 AM   #8
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Thanks apperciate the help.
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:26 AM   #9
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Which bushings did you use from moog to press into the axle side uppers?

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