Within a week or so I will be replacing shock cartridges in the front
struts and replacing the rear shocks on a 1988 325ic.
While I am under the car I plan on taking a close look at all the
various bushings as I understand they can be shot at around 125k, which
is roughly the current mileage.
Having never replaced bushings before, are there any special tools that
make the job easier? I can picture using a large C clamp to press new
ones into place, but what about getting the old ones out?
On 26 Jan 2007 12:12:32 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
A 10 ton hydraulic press would be very helpful if you can get the bushing on
Most units come complete with bushings at a $$$$$$ price. But I expect somebody
will say they can do it with a bent screwdriver and big hammer.
Sir Hugh of Bognor
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Bognor Regis, W.Sussex, England, UK
Depending on which bushing. The front control arm bushing can be
pounded in/out with an appropraite size socket or pipe. A large vise
can be rigged to press them as well. Some of the other ones I've not
had to deal with yet. Wait until you need to do a rear wheel
On Fri, 26 Jan 2007 21:17:15 +0000, email@example.com wrote:
You can get them out fairly easily - getting them in can be more difficult.
Ideally you want a bench press, but as suggested a large vice can be
employed if you are strong enough, however even then you may need a pipe
over the bar and the bar will bend before the bush / bearing will go in...
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