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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-28-2018, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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Control Arm Bushing Question

Quick question. Before I take my upper control arms to a machine shop to have the old bushings pressed out and new ones installed, can the part with the arrow pointing to it be removed first? It looks like it is captured by the bushings to me. The GM assembly manual did not show a cut-away view of this, so I'm not sure if I can disassemble any further. Thanks for any replies.
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I don't know... but this Hogwart's wizard right here had my attention last week when i thought about doing the same thing.


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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-28-2018, 07:53 PM
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Yes it is captured basically.

That video is spot on, we've all taken the torch and some kind of WD-40/PB-Blaster to it. The vice grip and happer was a good touch to focus the drive on the inner bushing sleeve. Also seemed like his torch was better than mine!! (I had basic Walmart version)

I've also tried relieving the grip between the inner and outer bushing by taking a drill to the rubber bushing. That was kind of slower than I'd expected.

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