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    Default Anyone has a bushing press I could borrow or could help me out?

    Hey everyone,

    I am replacing a trailing arm bushing, #3 in the diagram:


    I don't have the equipment to remove the old bushing or press the new one back in.

    can someone help me out or know where I can take the arm and bushing swapped?

    thanks.
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    Are you still looking for something? Depending on how big that bushing is...a ball joint press might work. I bought the princess auto master set several years back and it works great at stuff like that. Partsource rents ball joint presses out for free. Their kit might have the adapters you need. For removal at home for bushings like that, some guys have success at drilling out the rubber with several holes that would let you knock the inner sleeve of the bushing and the rubber out of the arm. After that you could collapse the outer sleeve with a hammer and chisel and remove it, or carefully cut the sleeve as long as you don’t cut into the arm.
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    Is the self serve garage still open in the NE.

    I used them a few years ago to press out / in the rear bushings on an old Pathfinder.
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    Back when I was young and smart, I removed a bushing in a leaf spring by burning out the rubber with a blow torch. Pressed the new one in using the weight of my truck and a flat spot in the frame. Redneck wrenching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    Back when I was young and smart, I removed a bushing in a leaf spring by burning out the rubber with a blow torch. Pressed the new one in using the weight of my truck and a flat spot in the frame. Redneck wrenching.
    Might work too...

    Burn / cut out the old one...

    Press in the new one with a C-Clamp ?

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    Legit did that repair in a field beside a falling-down barn too. It was my buddy's place, and he had a home-built wood-heated hot tub built out of a livestock trough. 100% serious. Did you know you can fit springs from a 99 Super Duty into a 1977 F250? You probably shouldn't, for several reasons, but it can be done. Guarantee I was drunk on Mountain Crest beer at the time too. No cousins were harmed.

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    Press in the new one with a C-Clamp ?
    Surprsingly, the issue with pressing in the new one is getting a nice straight force without anything twisting. I think the c-clamp was my first attempt and it didn't work somehow, so that's when I use the truck frame and a floor jack. Doest it still coutn as a floor jack if you are using it in a field? Maybe that's a field jack?
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    What part of the city do you live in?

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