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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-28-2016, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Rear knuckle bushing removal

Hey gang. Quick Q. (And I searched)

What's the best way to get the rear knuckle, lower bushings out? Looking at it, Im guessing take the knuckle off and press them out/ or a specific tool.

Clearance is tight...from what I can tell pressing them out from the inside isn't happening.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-28-2016, 07:45 PM
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When I did my first set, I used a long (18") piece of 1/2" Allthread; three nuts; some fender washers (small enough to fit inside and large enough to not); and just cranked around with a ratcheting box wrench.

That's how I put the poly bushings in also.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-29-2016, 10:25 AM
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Yup; like RalphP said, all thread and bolts is the best and easiest.

You can use a 2 jaw puller to get them out, but it doesn't work as well going back in.

I bought a piece of ACME screw; this works for almost anything, and doesn't gall up like steel.
3/8"-12 Acme Size 1ft. 97014A634 28.10

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3/8"-12 3/4" 3/8" 95155A111 5.12 (you need 2)
It will work for everything except the springs on the shocks.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-01-2016, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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Got them out. For future searches the above folks are spot on.

You will be making your own tool. To get the bushings out I used a 3 jaw puller. To get them back in I cobbled a contraption together using a cup from a ball joint press kit, a nut on the end of the 3 jaw pullers screw and a washer. Not hard, just needed some ingenuity.

Thanks gang! Appreciate your help.
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I got the the ball joint tool that looks like a Big c clamp. I push all kinds of bushings out with it
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