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Re: Time to Replace Thrust Arm Bushings, Need Help (archive)

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Posted by dennis on June 28, 1999 at 17:25:16:

In Reply to: Time to Replace Thrust Arm Bushings, Need Help! posted by Sean on June 28, 1999 at 13:13:03:

I second Rory's opinion, you should try to do it yourself. A pickle fork, sockets, torque wrench and jackstands are about all you need. Steve D'G @ the Ultimate Garage ([email protected]) he can set you up with parts and tools. I think $300 for a set of upper arms w/ 750 bushings.

Test them yourself. Jack up (like replacing a tire) AND use a jackstand to support the car. Push/pull on left and right side, if loose it's the upper arm. Do the top/bottom, if loose it's the lower arm.

You should probably order/replace the lower arms while you are at it. You don't want to revisit the front for a while.

Really, you should try it. There's a lot of web info to walk you through the process. Nothing like getting some guys under a car for a good time!

Dennis Jeong
95 540

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