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2nd Radius Arm Bushing Replacement?

Krokus

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I had some Radius Arm Bushings, Energy Suspension Polyurethane ones, installed on my 92 4x4 Explorer about 4 months ago. I went on an off road trip last month, the roads were all wash boarded out and bumpy. Since the trip, there is a gap on the radius arms like the bushings have been crushed or compacted. The front diff has a lot of play, especially when backing up and braking.My question is, since the rivits have already been burned off and replaced with grade 8 bolts, is it a very lenghty or difficult job to replace these bushings again? What type should I use instead of the Energy Suspension brand, they didn't hold up for *hit! Any advice?
Thanks, Krokus
 
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Blue Oval Fan

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I'm in the same boat! I have gone through 3 sets of radius arm bushings on my 92.. someone have any suggestions ?
 
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CHH777

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Check the nuts on the RAB ends. They should be ~100 ft/Lbs.

If your front diff is moving around I would check the axle pivot bushings...
 
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Krokus

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My diff is moving not so much as the pivot bushing is bad, as much as the radius arm bushings are so smashed, they have created a large gap between them and the RAB end. I checked the nut, it's torqued to specs. There's no doubt my bushings are bad, I just need to know if the job will be difficult to replace them. Last time I had someone else do it, this time I'll be doing it and would like to know what I'm in for.
 
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treehuger

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Krokus,
I havnt changed out my RABs yet but I really need to (feels like the front end is about to fall apart when off pavement) Anyway if you look in the maintainence section Dead Link Removed
A guy describes the same thing and a possible fix.
Hope this helps...:)
Doug
 
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