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Old 09-27-2011, 01:59 PM   #1
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Question Trailing arm bushing removal tool

Hey everyone! Well look im in the middle of doing the whole suspension on my car. I know PFADT makes a tool to remove the trailing arm bushing but i really dont want to order and then wait like 4 days for me to receive it! I've heard that alot of u guys have made ur own tool and its worked! Any ideas on what i can use to make my own tool? Sizes and lenghts of stuff needed would really help. Any pictures???? Thats the last thing i need, everything else in the suspension is done! Thanks everyone!!!!!
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Old 09-27-2011, 02:16 PM   #2
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Got a harbor freight nearby?
http://www.harborfreight.com/3-piece...-set-8832.html

Can't remember the socket size if you want to do it with a couple washers, bolt, and a nut.
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Old 09-27-2011, 02:21 PM   #3
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Yeah theirs a Harbor Freight not to far from home. I checked out the link but how can i use tha puller to get that bushing out?
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Old 09-27-2011, 02:40 PM   #4
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You trim the lip off one side of the bushing with a razor, place a piece of metal on the bushing, then push it out in a push versus pull configuration. It will pop out fairly easily plus you now have extra tools. Everyone needs extra tools.
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:22 PM   #5
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Yup extra tools Great im almost going to go buy them right now but where do u hook those arms to? Is there enough space to do it??
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:26 PM   #6
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I just went down to the hardware store and came up with this. Some threaded rod, some pipe that was just a bit bigger then the stock bushing and some sort of plate steel and some nuts to make jam nuts.
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Old 09-27-2011, 04:22 PM   #7
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Yup extra tools Great im almost going to go buy them right now but where do u hook those arms to? Is there enough space to do it??
The spindle that the bushing is mounted in. And yes.
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Old 09-27-2011, 04:32 PM   #8
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That's perfect Sealth! Here is a diagram with a little info on our removal tool. It's not rocket science here, mostly a trip to lowes would yield good results.

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The spindle that the bushing is mounted in. And yes.
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That's perfect Sealth! Here is a diagram with a little info on our removal tool. It's not rocket science here, mostly a trip to lowes would yield good results.

Thanks guys! greatly appreciated!!!!!
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Old 09-27-2011, 04:48 PM   #10
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I just went down to the hardware store and came up with this. Some threaded rod, some pipe that was just a bit bigger then the stock bushing and some sort of plate steel and some nuts to make jam nuts.
Im going to give it a try! Thanks!!!
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Old 09-27-2011, 05:01 PM   #11
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Im going to give it a try! Thanks!!!
Best of luck to you. cheap easy tool to make.
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Old 09-27-2011, 05:56 PM   #12
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That's perfect Sealth! Here is a diagram with a little info on our removal tool. It's not rocket science here, mostly a trip to lowes would yield good results.

I've seen you guys post that a number of times. Good on you for telling folks to make their own instead of trying to sell something to them.

I must purchase something from you folks now!
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:16 PM   #13
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I used a two prong puller. You can rent one at Autozone or Pepboys.
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