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rear lower control arm bushing (front right )

This is a discussion on rear lower control arm bushing (front right ) within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; anyone done it . little rattle and found this ......

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    rear lower control arm bushing (front right )

    anyone done it . little rattle and found this ...

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    I can't remember if the bushing can be replaced, or if the whole arm has to be replaced.

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    I've done similar ones on other GM vehicles. It presses (or pound with a hammer) out. then press or pound a new one in. Sounds easy, but its can be a pain...even with nice tools.

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    or....you can do polys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    I've done similar ones on other GM vehicles. It presses (or pound with a hammer) out. then press or pound a new one in. Sounds easy, but its can be a pain...even with nice tools.
    the cheaper the part the more time it takes to replace it . rockauto has it for 12 bucks . and like you said alot of work . I'm figuring removal , schlep the control arm to a shop to have the bushing pressed in ( there goes a day with work and all ) and reinstall , then off to the alignment shop right ?
    Last edited by twozs; 03-30-2011 at 07:17 PM.

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    yep sounds about right

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    Potential excuse for upgraded arms?

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    Unless the arm is damaged, it shouldn't need replaced. You can buy new rubber, or Poly has benefits (and cons).

    When i replaced mine, one bushing was too large for my c clamp press. If you have an arbor press they are done in about 5 minutes though.

    Whatever you buy will probably require reuse of the metal drum outer and insert, so you will have to remove the rubber. This is REALLY REALLY easy to do if you just take it outside and burn it off with a propane torch or even acetylene. and if you let them cool slowly you shouldn't damage anything.

    My advise, just buy poly for both bushings on that arm, then if you can use someones arbor press, or a large bushing press, and have a place/equipment to burn out the bushings, it is cheap and easy.

    If you don't have any part of the above, just pay a shop to do it cause its gonna be a bitch.

    FYI this was a total pain till i got smart and figured out the above combo of arbor + flame = beer sooner

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