Chassis / Suspension & Steering Upgrade When driving When warm
Q: How does one go about removing the lower control arm bushings? I've taken these things to three different shops now and they all have failed to do the job even after I explain that it is my understanding the old bushings cannot be pressed out, they must be destroyed in order to be removed. I am correct am I not?
I've been told one needs a torch to burn out the old rubber and an air chizel or a sawsall to cut the old bushing out, THEN you need to press the new bushing in. Am I right or no?
Mark in Missouri
You are correct when u say the old ones are destroyed when they are taken out. A torch will be handy in the removal of the old ones. The rubber is gonna be melted yes but the metal should be heated enough to the point where u can drive them out with a hammer. I don't recommend using an air chizel or a sawsall. It would be to easy to ruin the hole in the control arm. Yes you need to press the new bushings in. I did a 73 plymouth scamp and i was able to press the new bushings in with a bench vise.
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Q: I just bought a complete polygraphite front end rebuild kit including new ball joints, anyone know what tool is used to remove & install the uppers? Almost looks like they screw in. Thanks.
A: A large socket will work.... check the new ones before working on the old ones for clues.... if clearence permits... a large cresent wrench can do it also....
Soak the hell out of them with wd40 or equivalant..... Soak a bunch of times and leave for a few days... Ed
Q: The gas gauge on my Dart shows that the gas tank is only half full even after I have just filled up. The gauge does indeed work, it goes toward empty as I drive. Can the gauge be recentered, and if so, how? Thanks.
A: my ingenuity would say that your gauge is probably centered just fine. i would get the float coark checked in the gas tank to see if this is your problem. if this dont do it then i would check the fuel sending unit this has been a common problen on some vehicles hope this helps .