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Is this suspension bush easy to change?


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21 minutes ago, jonwat said:

Must have been very well greased when last assembled then :hrhr:

It was a 55,000 mile Californian car. I don’t think any of the suspension had been changed. Every nut and bolt came undone easily. Shame they aren’t so easy to put back together 🤣

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Yeah, thought it would.  Just bear in mind that the job gets worse the longer you leave it!

I reckon you're already looking at replacing that lower arm.

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If the rears are this bad, the fronts probably are as well.  I've done these on all of my cars, and there is a noticeable difference in handling with new bushes all around.  I would suggest replacing the rear upper links with adjustable links so you can adjust rear toe.  Should you choose to do the fronts, may as well replace the front ball joints as long as the front suspension is apart.  This would also be a good time to replace shocks...

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On 02/11/2022 at 05:27, omegaman said:

It was a 55,000 mile Californian car. I don’t think any of the suspension had been changed. Every nut and bolt came undone easily. Shame they aren’t so easy to put back together 🤣

Mine all came apart easily as well when I had to do some work on the rear end of the car.

I have seen photos of cars from the UK which would make me run a mile.

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