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1880 Wakefield MA How to change replace rear lower control arm bushings, trailing arm bushings Caprice. Chevelle nova malibu ford Mustang corvair mazda dodge truck ram s Nov 11, Removing rear control arm bushings. Jump to Latest Follow Status Not open for further replies. 1 - 5 of 5 Posts. Z. ZPhreak Registered. Joined Aug 14, Posts. Discussion Starter #1 Nov 11, Need help removing the bushings on the rear control.

Sep 13, Get a propane torch and burn -out the bushing rubber, but good! Put the control arm gently in a vise. Cut the bushing out by taking a hacksaw and removing the blade.

Put the blade inside of the bushing and re-assemble the hacksaw handle around it. Saw carefully until you cut the bushing ring, but don't hit the control arm itself!Estimated Reading Time: 5 mins. Nov 15, Your going to need a press to remove and replace the new bushing, I did all of mine last summer. Your going to need a 18mm thru 21mm wrench's and sockets, remove the brake caliper,rotor, your have to remove the tension strut from the knuckle,strut from the lower control arm,lower control arm from the knuckle.

your going to have to use a jack under the Estimated Reading Time: 1 min. Jun 13, After raising car and placing on jack stand and removing tire, use the 18mm and 21mm to remove the bolt holding the strut to lower control arm.

The nut is 18mm and bolt is 21mm.

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Next you will need the 18mm wrench to remove the nut from the upper control arm. I had to use the mallet to break the nut free (just be careful not to hit car). The rear control arms connect the wheel assembly to the frame and keep the rear wheels aligned. When the OE (original equipment) bushings wear down the control arm can become loose and allow the wheels to tilt causing uneven tire wear and even reducing traction during a quick turn.

If a bushing fails completely and falls apart then the wheel.