Control arm bushings - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-05-2012, 12:35 AM   #1
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Tempe, AZ
Posts: 73
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
eazhar is on a distinguished road
Default Control arm bushings

What common power tools are good for removing the metal sleeves that surround the urathane/rubbery material on the bushing?

I saw this video:
But taking a hacksaw and chisel on the controls arms on the 21 mm bushing took me close to 2 hours each!! Mostly because a small lip forms at the end making it fasten into the arm.

Now all that are remaining are the 24 mm bushings sleeves that are connected to the subframe.

So before i waste another day on the other the other two does anyone have any recommendations on cheap POWER tools to remove them? I was thinking either a rotary file set, an angle grinder, or just getting some cutting discs for my cordless drill might do it.

On that note I'm still not sure the best way to press new ones in. I have a press in one of our labs that I was planning on using for the ones on the control arms but not entirely sure about the subframe ones. Without succumbing to a "J" tool, I was thinking about using a C clamp with two blocks of wood to press it in. What have you guys done?


PS before anyone mentions the obvious, yes I agree buying new control arms would've settled the first headache. The End.
eazhar is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Control Arm bushings bonnie94ssei 1992-1999 2 06-21-2006 12:00 PM
Control arm bushings... miles26 1992-1999 5 01-04-2006 05:00 AM
control arm bushings Steve LS Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 1 10-13-2004 03:18 PM
INSTALLING CONTROL ARM BUSHINGS RZJNVB 1992-1999 0 03-16-2003 07:43 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:17 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.