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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
couldnt find a good guide that didnt require special pullers ect

i just changed the lower front arm bushes with the following tools

hammer,large screwdriver,22m spanner, 19mm spaner, wheel brace,knife,file

this is a real easy job to do

ok step 1 make a cup of coffe (tea will do) use the water left in the kettle put in a bowl with the outer poly bush

leave the water cool a little bit but it needs to be verry hot
 
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next jack up the car and remove the wheel

i used standard jack with a block under to gain a bit more height
 

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i used a spare wheel with a brick on it under the chassis as its not clever working under a car with just a jack
 

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Discussion Starter · #4 · (Edited)
remove the wheel and while you have the wheel brace in your hand hey use it to remove the bush retaining bolts
 

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Discussion Starter · #5 · (Edited)
then take your 22m open ended spanner and prise it off a little

then use anouther spanner i used 19mm with the 22mm to prise it off further

u get the idea
 

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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
use a knife of what ever to remove the inner parts of the bush

untill it looks like the pic
 

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cut through the outer bush sleeve i used a file but a hacksaw would be better .... i didnt have 1 lol

then kinda fold it in on its self
 

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your left with just the bush holder
 

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now remove the bush from the water and line it up square with the holder

make sure you are putting it in the right way around !!
 

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place the holder on the floor and check the new bush is alined square then

stamp on it to force it in (took sereral times on the first 1 but after the bush been sitting in hot water it goes in real easy )

then just press it further into place with your hands
 
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follow the instructions of powerflex and add some what looks like copper greese some kinda lube anyways

i added some on the inner where the wish bone arm goes in but no need it goes in easy
 

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drink whats left of your tea/coffee and put the bush on the wishbone arm
 

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use a screwdriver in 1 of the bush holder holes to aline it enough to get 1 of the blots in
 

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use your wheel brace to tighten the bolts up (use a touque wrench and tighten to correct torque if your posh enough to own 1)
 
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refit the wheel ect and put the kettle back on to do the outher side

took me 20mins to do the second side after i lerned the best way how to do it ....first side took about 1 hr

the tramlining has nearly stopped
the clunking has gone
when i hit a pot hole the steering dont pull like a demon

hope this helps
 

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Nice write up cjack, however, I would mention that the water should be warm and not boiling otherwise you risk the outer bush being warped :thumbsup
 

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thanks m8 even after sitting in the water for ten mins its impossible to squeeze the bush with your hands they are realy tough after you made your cuppa the water has cooled slightly and no longer boiling, water needs to be verry hot or it make no difference to them,will edit the guide thanks for the input
 

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then take your 22m open ended spanner and prise it off a little

then use anouther spanner i used 19mm with the 22mm to prise it off further

u get the idea
doing this job on saturday, would it help to use pullers for this step? as I can borrow some from work
 

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yes sure would .. they came off easy with my car and i used what i had to hand

if i had access to a set of pullers i would have prob used them

here is a good video guide that would be better if you gonna use pullers

as you will need to cut the rubbers and remove the arms/holders first


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXoBRKQeT44
 
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