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SCguy
01-11-2008, 03:03 PM
I having trouble removing the old bushings from some trailing arms I bought on e-bay. Can I burn/melt them? or with that also melt/ damage the aluminum trailing arm?

01-11-2008, 03:28 PM
Do a search - you can get them out easily with a $50 arbor press or with a long length of threaded rod and some bolts.

Tinster
01-11-2008, 03:40 PM
Hey Larry !!

Here is a step by step "How To " with photos.
A good reference for working with trailing arms.


https://www.scribd.com/doc/92509/TrailingArmBushingsFinal

regards,

dale

Darrell_Walker
01-11-2008, 04:40 PM
I've always used a little bottle jack. Use one "ear" and place the base of the jack against it, put a bolt in the bushing, and press away.

SCguy
01-11-2008, 05:14 PM
I guess I'll go back and give it another try.. The first time my threaded rod snapped and all my washers bent under the stress.

Darrell_Walker
01-11-2008, 05:21 PM
Nice article!

bobh
01-11-2008, 05:34 PM
Larry,

I pushed one out with a large C-clamp, some washers and a socket. The others I burned out. I didn't heat the entire section of the trailing arm. I focused the propane torch on the end of the bushing. Ince it catches on file it started to swell and popped half way out on it's own.

BOBH

jussie
01-11-2008, 05:44 PM
i'd use fire. i dont think it would cause a problem with the aluminium.

SCguy
01-11-2008, 08:10 PM
Got them finally! Used WD-40 to help them slide. The second trailing arm was no problem.

amcboy
01-11-2008, 08:17 PM
Dale, that rocks man....

Excellent.

Thanks so much!

Brosky
01-11-2008, 10:30 PM
If you get a big enough "Pitman Arm Puller" they come right out after soaking overnight with a rust buster. Once you get the center pushed out, the rubber is easy.

AltaKnight
01-11-2008, 10:48 PM
My old ones almost fell out; guess I was right to replace them. The giveaway was that my 6 wanted to chang lanes every gearshift. Always wondered what rear steering was like, kinda scary.