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Front control arm bushings?

Last night when Aaron and I put in my Konis, he found the source of my front end clunk. It is the upper control amr bushings. The arms themselves are in great shape, since the balljoints have been on there for about a year. How hard is it to replace just the control arm bushings? My local parts guy can get them for me for 22$ a pair.

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It's pretty much the same procedure as replacing your upper balljoint, you have to remove the upper control arm.
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Ive concluded that, but do I have to press the bushings in and out of the arms?

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And if they do need to be pressed in or out who do we know with a large press in their garage?

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And if they do need to be pressed in or out who do we know with a large press in their garage?

(Yes, that was a #2 biggie size with a doctor pepper)
I took a look at MN12perfs install instructions and all that is required is a screw driver and a hammer, Aaron and I are gonna do it next monday. On another note, Im dropping off a spare pumpkin at Thunder Autosports to have my trac lok and 3.73s put in on monday. It will be back within 2 days. Looks like ill be making a Wendys run sometime before the 30th

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well, why dont we have a pumpkin party here. I will have my cute aluminum unit
to go in also.

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Oh yeah, I guess I could have been more specific, no special tools needed
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rockauto.com carries the full control arm, and you don't have to mess with the press and stuff like that.

I just bought two lower control arms for 46 bucks each, and the upper control arms are probably close to the same price.

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rockauto.com carries the full control arm, and you don't have to mess with the press and stuff like that.

I just bought two lower control arms for 46 bucks each, and the upper control arms are probably close to the same price.

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the upper arm bushings dont require a press, my arms are a year old, and the cost of all the bushings is less than 2 control arms and the bushings are poly.

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aha, i thought you were pressing the joint also then.

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