Nov 25, Re: Removing control arm bushings (axle side) The press will definately help. You may need the master adapter set that harbor freight has if the adapters in your set don't work with the bushing size. I'm sure you had the axle at its lowest point so tool clearance shouldn't be an issue but please do keep this in mind. Mar 07, How I removed the rubber bushing and sleeve from my '67 Lemans rear control arms. I used a 1/4" drill bit and corded drill. My battery drill wasn't powerful.
Feb 13, I have new upper control arms and want to replace the rubber bushings with new polyurethane ones: I hear they are a real pain in the butt. Jul 07, Jul 1, # They put rubber bushings in the setup so that the axle can flex when loaded. When you apply power to the rear-end it rolls forward. Poly bushings are good everywhere else, but when they are in the diff ears they cause binding (too stiff) and it transfers more energy/stress into the torque boxes.
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