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lower control arm bushings?

Discussion in 'Modified 1995-2001 Explorers' started by tha704mafia, March 20, 2009.

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  1. tha704mafia

    tha704mafia Active Member

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    i have wore out mine and i was wondering how hard they are to knock out. Like could i use a hammer to knock out the old ones and knock in the new ones with a hammer or do you need a press?
     
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  3. Dan Whitaker

    Dan Whitaker One fast putty tat Elite Explorer

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    You will need a press.
     
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    A press will be a must, and they usually come out of there flying like a bullet, so if you do it be careful. Another option especially if your lower ball joints need replacing is to just buy new lower control arms they're about $90 on rock auto with new bushing and a new ball joint.
     
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    Turdle Go Chiefs! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Oh--
    lower control arm bushings will require a backer tube about 30" long and the correct diameter-
    I couldn't get them to budge with a 20 ton press.


    you should just get new control arms with new ball joints and bushings already installed as Techieman33 suggested.

    These are very dangerous bushings to remove.
     
  6. tha704mafia

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    i would do that but i just replaced the ball joints last year and they are good still and the bushing were only 20.00 ya know
     
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    I just replaced my lower ball joints thinking it was making the bad noise. Just found out today its the bushings. I just bought the bushings about a month ago from rock auto. SMH wish i would have seen this thread!
     

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