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After over 20 years the arm wasn’t looking too bad, however the bush was showing signs of destress and unlike the one on the other side of the car the bush fell apart as it was being removed.

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This is more of a guide than how-to, there are other ways of removing and inserting the bush.

After stripping off the ABS sensor and bump stop, the bush was soaked in penetrating fluid for 24 hours.

The bush will only come out one way as there is an internal shoulder (marked with the blue line) that the bush will not be able to pass through.

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A cheap bush remover/installer was then used to remove the bush, no you shouldn’t use an impact gun with this tool, but I did use one in this case and it made light work of it.

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The arm was then cleaned with an angle grinder and decreased ready for painting, the M12 threaded bar keeps to shock mount threads clean and is something to hold whist painting the arm.

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Once the paint is dry the new bush was driven home using a section of 40mm thin walled pipe that fits around the rubber part of the new bush and pushes against the outer wall of the bush. The bush is pushed to the internal shoulder.
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The ABS bracket and bump stop are now reinstalled.

Before reinstalling onto the car, it is advisable to clean out the M12 threads with a tap.

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