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Old 10-22-2011, 10:31 AM   #1
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Trailing arm outer bushing removal question?

I'm attempting to remove the outer trailing arm bushings but I can't figure out how to get the 2 prong puller on the bushing because the lower control arm is in the way. I removed the bolt and can raise the hub assembly but then I noticed that the rotor/shield will prevent the bushing from coming out in that direction. Do I need to remove the rotor/shield also? How is this done properly? Thanks!
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Old 10-22-2011, 11:49 AM   #2
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Disregard, I got it! No need to remove anything! It was a tight fit but they came out like butta!
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Old 10-22-2011, 12:50 PM   #3
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+1 great! Another great way to do this and show everyone that is thinking of doing this!!
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Old 10-22-2011, 02:59 PM   #4
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Nice. I hadn't even thought about doing it like that. I may do it tomorrow.
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Old 10-22-2011, 03:22 PM   #5
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Nice. I hadn't even thought about doing it like that. I may do it tomorrow.
Go for it! The hardest part was trimming the rubber with a utility knife! Once I figured out how to postion the puller the bushing came out very easy!
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Old 10-22-2011, 04:26 PM   #6
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Yup, that's exactly how I did mine! It sounds harder than it actually is!
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:21 PM   #7
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Great pics, thanks for sharing. It shows just how simple this mod really is!
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Go for it! The hardest part was trimming the rubber with a utility knife! Once I figured out how to postion the puller the bushing came out very easy!
Bottom line is to buy new utility blades then it's much easier, I actually enjoyed doing mine.
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:32 PM   #9
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There is an easier way. Take a tire bar and a 1/4 drive socket. Pry against the control arm bolt in the hub against the socket / trailing arm bush. It is out in seconds. That technique may be best left to the Pedders professionals Your method is creative and worked well!
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Bottom line is to buy new utility blades then it's much easier, I actually enjoyed doing mine.
Yea, I went through 2 or 3 blades! That rubber is tough stuff!
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There is an easier way. Take a tire bar and a 1/4 drive socket. Pry against the control arm bolt in the hub against the socket / trailing arm bush. It is out in seconds. That technique may be best left to the Pedders professionals Your method is creative and worked well!
Thanks Pete! A little late now though, lol! I thought it would be a lot tougher than it was and yea I coulda just pry'd it out like you say! Now we know!
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There is an easier way. Take a tire bar and a 1/4 drive socket. Pry against the control arm bolt in the hub against the socket / trailing arm bush. It is out in seconds. That technique may be best left to the Pedders professionals Your method is creative and worked well!
Got any pics of this method for mechanically/visually challenged people like me? Me like pictures....
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Got any pics of this method for mechanically/visually challenged people like me? Me like pictures....
we take this stuff as common knowledge. The next time I am at an install we'll take some pics or vids.
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we take this stuff as common knowledge. The next time I am at an install we'll take some pics or vids.
Have you done one yet? Sure like to see a video?
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