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This is a discussion on Lower control arms within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; Can someone please tell me if the bushings on a lower conrol arm can be replaced or do you have ...

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    Can someone please tell me if the bushings on a lower conrol arm can be replaced or do you have to replace the entire arm. 2000 trans am ws6. I was told that theres an front and rear the rear is the rubber one with the verticale bolt (rubber is torn) the front has the horazontail bolt looks like it can be pressed out thanks

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    Prothane P/N 7-227 appears to be the front bushings with shells.

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    Energy Suspension P/N 3.3164 is another option.

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    so I just purchased replacement bushings from jegs the moog ks490 has anyone used these do they have to be pressed in from a machine shop
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    I have removed and pressed in a bunch on our older cars. In order to avoid damaging the control arm, I generally cook the bushing out, notch the shell with my Sawz-all and then collapse it in order to remove it. In pressing the new bushing in, you just have to be careful not to bend the sheet metal. For older style control arms I have a set of oak block spacers I made that are inserted to support the control arm as you press in the new bushing.

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