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Old 03-13-2012, 04:20 PM   #1
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radius rod bushing removal

What's the trick to getting the left radius rod bolt out? Do I need to remove the washer bottle?
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:22 PM   #2
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yep that's what I had to do there are two bolts up on the frame rail. Just undo them and you should have enough clearance to pull the bolt out.

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Old 03-13-2012, 04:31 PM   #3
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:45 PM   #4
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:07 AM   #5
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:13 AM   #6
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how do u remove the ball joi.t
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Lots of rage and a really big hammer. Very tough on jack stands due to lack of leverage.
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Lots of rage and a really big hammer. Very tough on jack stands due to lack of leverage.
and hit the tip of it? wouldnt that messin up the head?

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Old 04-22-2012, 01:01 PM   #9
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Lots of rage and a really big hammer. Very tough on jack stands due to lack of leverage.
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and hit the tip of it? wouldnt that messin up the head?

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If you can have someone pry on it and then hit it once, it shouldn't mash it up. Big hammer and hit it with everything you've got.
The more times you hit it the more it will mash the stud.
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If you can have someone pry on it and then hit it once, it shouldn't mash it up. Big hammer and hit it with everything you've got.
The more times you hit it the more it will mash the stud.
ok i did this..not luxk i messed up the gead of the joint and the boot went up..does that mean ita ruined? thwre has to be a didderent tool to remoce these things then a pickle fork..??

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ok i did this..not luxk i messed up the gead of the joint and the boot went up..does that mean ita ruined? thwre has to be a didderent tool to remoce these things then a pickle fork..??

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i give up..i cant get this thing off..im assunibg the boot can.be.put back since.it.moves up? all i wanna do is get the ball join off the.pxikke fork does not work

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You leave a nut on to clean the threads if you booger them up. But yeah you have to beat the snot out of it. Heating up the knuckle can help too. I was unable to do it on stands even with a 5lb hammer, needed to take it someplace with a lift so you could swing that hammer.
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You leave a nut on to clean the threads if you booger them up. But yeah you have to beat the snot out of it. Heating up the knuckle can help too. I was unable to do it on stands even with a 5lb hammer, needed to take it someplace with a lift so you could swing that hammer.
unflortunetly i dont have any where to bring it.. so i need to do it here..the threads didnt mess up but the bottom of it sis where a socket fits i assume..i dont know.but car is.up on stands and i dont know.if the boot is ruined or if the boot goes back in please either

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Old 04-22-2012, 06:46 PM   #14
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:20 PM   #15
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Boot is supposed to be sealed so probably jacked. I even bent a c-clamp from a ball joint removal kit so I said screw it. I was told an air hammer will do the trick but didn't feel like messing with it any more or buying a tool I'd never need again.

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Do you really have to remove that end of the rod? Yes, probably now if the boot is messed up.

You need to get one good hit. As mentioned pretty hard on jackstands and heat on the spindle should help. Turn the wheels full lock so the front is out. Put a jack under the LCA to raise the spindle as high as you can. If you can stand next to the car and swing a sledge from between your legs you might have a chance.
You can grind the end of the stud to remove the mushroom.

I went with radius rod and rear subframe inserts (Pedders Street 1) so I didn't have to remove the existing bushings. But I am only planning street.
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it's threads like this that scare me. I have a set of RR bushings, but i am sending them back. I am going to try RR inserts first. Anyone have an idea of the relative benefit versus going with full on bushings?

But I also wonder this, if you can lower the RR why can't you just replace the bushing with the RR still attached? I was able to push out the rear trailing arm bushing with a much smaller clearance using a technique from a thread here. These same ideas will not work with the RR bushings?
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Lots of rage and a really big hammer. Very tough on jack stands due to lack of leverage.


I tried different hammer weight, but couldn't get leverage on my back since car was on stands. I didn't want to use a pickle fork and damage the boot. The tie rod is sold with arms as a whole replacement part. After rage whacks with the various hammers, I gave up and searched for the Kent-Moore tool.

Got lucky and found a used one on eBay for <$30 shipped to Hawaii. Delayed work until the next weekend. That night, the day it arrived, went to the garage and 5 minutes later, pop... Man, that was easy.

I am a believer in Kent-Moore tools, although some can get pricey.

If you plan to replace the diff bushing, buy/rent the Cincy Tool.
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