Hi all. This was almost covered in a previous post but can a resurrect
as it was never gotten to the bottom of.
Is it realistically possible to change the wishbone rear bushes in-
situ? Can I:
-jack and support
-undo the bush housing bolts
-drop down the arm - and support so as not to damage the ball joint
-pull off the old one by hand (or is this going to need a few
-push on the new one by hand (can I lube it? or do I need get the
whole arm off)
-do it all back up again (depending on how far I push it on I guess..)
Thanks in advance for help, advice, ridicule and off the wall
Hi Roy, you'll definitely need a puller (or drill) to do the job. They
can't be pulled off by bare hands.
You can lube the bush with soap water when you put them back (as suggested
in TIS/Bentley's), but I serious doubt if you can do so by brute force, it
may be possible if you tap it with a rubber mallet. And make sure it sits at
the right distance ~290mm? (forgot) from the centre of the wishbone.
On 5/16/07 9:49 AM, in article
I had a go at changing them in situ, but failed. Obvioulsy it is
possible, from reading the posts, but I couldnt get the old bush off,
no room to pull it when I jacked it up.
In the end, I took it to the garage.
Good luck and let us know if you managed it.
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