Kent Moore Tool #'s for Rear Lower Control Arm Bushings

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  1. BuickV8Mike

    BuickV8Mike SD Buick Fan

    I'm looking at replacing the bushings. I took my front cntrol arm bushings to the shop for removal and installation but the rear lower bushing seem easily enough. I'm struggling to find any info on the correct Kent Moore tools numbers for this, most interested in the half hoop spacer used to support the arm from collapsing and possible the piece used to press on the small end of the bushing to get it out.

    Also interested in any tricks to ease removal and installation, like is it easier with the rear wheels removed?

    Any tips, info, ideas and /or links would be greatly appreciated. Mike
     
  2. john.schaefer77

    john.schaefer77 Well-Known Member

  3. 12lives

    12lives Engage! - Jean-Luc Picard

    I cut steel pipe to make the " half hoop spacer used to support the arm from collapsing". Make them with a slight ramp to make them easier to remove after use. I used a Harbor Freight 20 ton press ($100) and sockets to press them out. I borrowed a tool from a friend to put the new ones in. He used all thread (acme thread rod would be better) and welded a socket on the end so he could use a 1/2 impact wrench to turn it. Couple of washers and nuts and it zipped the bushing right in. Some will say to put the bushing in a freezer to "shrink" it.
     
  4. Luxus

    Luxus Gold Level Contributor

    If you're thrifty (like me), you can get what you need without buying the official tools. Take the arm to a hardware store and go to the threaded pipe section. You should be able to find pipe nipples that are the correct diameter for pushing on the bushing and supporting it from the back. I used sockets of the correct height to support the arm on the inside to prevent it from collapsing. Make sure you spray it with rust buster to help in pushing it out. If you don't have a press, a threaded rod with nuts and washers will do the job.
     
  5. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    I use sockets and beat the piss out of them and cuss and throw **** it's fun you should try it
     
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  6. gszinny

    gszinny Platinum Level Contributor

    Been there and done that
     
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  7. BuickV8Mike

    BuickV8Mike SD Buick Fan

    I did. Actually went pretty easy.
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    Then used a ball joint press to push the new ones in.

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    Pretty easy overall
    Cheers, Mike
     

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