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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-13-2009, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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Im going to replace my UCA's and im wondering since there is kinda of a glass crunch sound atm will i have to replace my bushings as well to get rid of the sound??

If they need replaced, what type of difficulty am i looking at to replace the bushings???

What tools etc will i need, i looked at the haynes manual and it said have a shop push them in.
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If you replace the UCA, the new one will have new bushings. The bushings are in the arm itself, not on the body.

Does it sound like this? http://forums.tccoa.com/showpost.php...37&postcount=1

It's not very difficult to replace them if you have an 18mm ratcheting wrench.

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nd numerous threads here describe replacement in detail.

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Im going to replace my UCA's and im wondering since there is kinda of a glass crunch sound atm will i have to replace my bushings as well to get rid of the sound??

If they need replaced, what type of difficulty am i looking at to replace the bushings???

What tools etc will i need, i looked at the haynes manual and it said have a shop push them in.
new UCAs from ford parts counter here will cost you less than bushings and the labor or tool you need to press them in. Also you have the peace of mind of a brand new motorcraft ball joint. I think its 40 something each arm. Difficulty is probably one up from changing a tire or an oil change, you just have to work in a very tight area. 18mm gear wrenches or a gearratchet open socket set will help alot.



If the bushings are bad then just replace the whole damn thing.

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If you replace the UCA, the new one will have new bushings. The bushings are in the arm itself, not on the body.

Does it sound like this? http://forums.tccoa.com/showpost.php...37&postcount=1

It's not very difficult to replace them if you have an 18mm ratcheting wrench.



This video is great!
I have replaced my arms and as soon as it got cold again the sound is back.
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Ya sounds just like that! Ok i wasnt sure if it came with them or not just because reading the Haynes manual said i needed a shop to push them in.

Thanks for the info though, im gonna pick up some Mogs.
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