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Old 03-15-2012, 08:55 PM   #1
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Another question on diff bushing replacement

I purchased the cinci tool to remove the diff bushings. The first one came out very easy, but the second one looks like it is ****ed a little and will not move anymore. I looked at the back side of the bushing and one side is flush and the other is in the housing about 1/8 ". I called cinci speed and they said try a little heat. I did that but it's not moving. I was going to try and put a thin washer under the tool to try to get it straight. Any one have this problem and a solution?
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:11 AM   #2
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Have any pics to show us? Might help make some more suggestions.

I will say that one of mine was a SUPER PITA!!! We actually bent the bolt used to pull it through. It definatley took heat to do mine. It was a two person thing. Mike was using in the tool (similar to cinci's) and had to keep applying the heat with a mini handheld torch. I kept the heat moving up and down on the outside of the housing right where the bushing was. It eventually came out but gave us alot of grief. Mike said he never had that issue with any before and he had done plenty before.

Wish I would've taken a picture of the bent bolt we were so worn out by the time we got it done I forgot to.
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:56 AM   #3
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I used a hammer and a chisel to cut/smash/bend the metal liner on the outside of the bushing and get it to fold up and fall out after sawzalling the middle rubber part out. Probably could have used heat or a fancy tool, but (during the ring and pinion replacement process) by the time I was doing the bushings i needed to take some frustration out on something lol.

More of a thought than anything, just be careful not to mar the diff housing itself up.
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:59 AM   #4
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I had this same problem...heat heat heat...9/10 when you eventually get it out you'll see rust on the steel sleeve...
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Old 03-16-2012, 07:37 PM   #5
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Well I got it about 1/4" out and then the all thread on the cinci tool broke at the point where the nut is welded on. I got a drill in there to start to core it out. I'll try to get my sawzall in there tomorrow.
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I used a hammer and a chisel to cut/smash/bend the metal liner on the outside of the bushing and get it to fold up and fall out after sawzalling the middle rubber part out. Probably could have used heat or a fancy tool, but (during the ring and pinion replacement process) by the time I was doing the bushings i needed to take some frustration out on something lol.

More of a thought than anything, just be careful not to mar the diff housing itself up.
Folding in the 'tail' of the steel jacketed OE bushes will allow a tool like the one from Cincy Speed to work. Lots of lube on the threads and the surfaces under load help too.
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:53 PM   #7
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I got the bushing out this morning. It looked like it was just starting to straighten out when the all thread snapped.
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