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Old 07-05-2012, 05:05 PM   #1
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i ordered bushings for my control arms yesterday(lower, rear,tubular). my question is whats involved in replacing them. do i need to completely remove arms or can i do one side at a time and just lower it down a little. also how do i remove the leaf spring from the arms any help is appreciated thanks
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you dont have a leaf spring. you should be able to jack the rear up as highh as you can.
support on jack stands.
remove the lower shock bolt with a jack under the diff
after you remove that lower the rear down as far as you can
then if the spring still dont come out you will need a spring compressor, that is if it still has pressure on it.
if it doesnt have any pressure on it, just unbolt the arm letting the arm and spring come down.

i would take the arm all the way off so you can more accessably knock the old bushings out. im sure a better procedure would be found in your hayne/chilton book.
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you dont have a leaf spring. you should be able to jack the rear up as highh as you can.
support on jack stands.
remove the lower shock bolt with a jack under the diff
after you remove that lower the rear down as far as you can
then if the spring still dont come out you will need a spring compressor, that is if it still has pressure on it.
if it doesnt have any pressure on it, just unbolt the arm letting the arm and spring come down.

i would take the arm all the way off so you can more accessably knock the old bushings out. im sure a better procedure would be found in your hayne/chilton book.
alright that shouldnt be too complicated when i do it ill probably have a few more ?s to ask thanks
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alright that shouldnt be too complicated when i do it ill probably have a few more ?s to ask thanks
No problem.
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