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Re: when removing the rear subframe (archive)

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Posted by JamesM on January 08, 2002 at 08:47:54:

In Reply to: when removing the rear subframe posted by -Eric on January 08, 2002 at 00:18:15:


is it easier to unbolt the trailing arms to get just the rear subframe out? i don't feel like removing the the trailing arms, rear brakes, axles, springs shocks, just to get to the subframe. But if i have to i will.

also how much are new trailing arm bushings? if i'm unbolting them anyways, i might as well replace the bushings while i'm at it.
thanks guys
Eric
88M3

Yes, just unbolt the arms from the SF to remove the SF. Replacing the control arm bushings is a PITA unless you have the correct puller tool to R/R the bushings easily. They are rubber, and they're stuck in there very tight. Same story with the subframe bushings.

JamesM


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