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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-08-2013, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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Control Arm Bushings

Just purchased Moog control arm bushings ( pancake ones) and plan to replace them in my garage but I don't have a press. Did anybody try putting the new bushings in the freezer to 'shrink' them and heating the control arm with a torch so the frozen bushing can be hammered in using a piece of wood and a sledgehammer?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-08-2013, 07:59 PM
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Bring them to Napa and they'll replace them for 20-30 bucks

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-09-2013, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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Here in Canada its more like $50....I'd just like to take the old ones out and put the new ones in on the weekend and not have to do the job over two weekends!
I need the car during the week so a couple of hours to do the job is all I have.
i haven"t been able to find somebody with a press that i can borrow.
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You can use a vice as well.

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You can use a vice as well.
Thanks money_man...
I was just wondering if anybody had tried freezing the bushings and heating the control arm...laws of physics would apply and the bushing should be a little easier to insert in the control arm
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Thanks money_man...
I was just wondering if anybody had tried freezing the bushings and heating the control arm...laws of physics would apply and the bushing should be a little easier to insert in the control arm
I'm sure it would" work" but im sure it could possibly damage them

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I don't know about heating the control arms, but I do know that none other than John Powell himself recommends freezing his bushings to make it easier to get them in...

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-11-2013, 06:31 PM
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i dont know if you have one but i was gonna try a ball joint press like you can get from harbor freight whenever i get around to changing mine
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