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Unread 03-16-2012, 04:21 PM   #1
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Control arm bushings,which one goes where ??see pic

Moog Rear lower Control arm bushings came today ,but the two in each box it different.
I assume one goes on the front and one on the back of control arm but which one goes where??
Will I be able to tell by looking at the old one when I get it off ??

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Unread 03-16-2012, 06:22 PM   #2
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If they are anything like the front lowers, the widest ones go on the body side of the control arm....at least on my 97 they did.
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The slotted ones go to the axle side . Make sure the slots are approximately in the 9 and 3 position when installed , it's to absorb the bumps . Yes , you will see the replacement set-up when the arm is removed .
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^^^ what he said.
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Unread 03-16-2012, 09:37 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies
They were in bad shape
Man !! these are a PITA they don't like to come out.
Got one done, and, I did position slots at 9 and 3
Came in to check torque specs
Edit: 130 FTLBS almost forgot I have to set it down before tightening
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Watch that video the guy makes it look easy. I have aftermarket arms so it didnt work for me i had to use a press
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Watch that video the guy makes it look easy. I have aftermarket arms so it didnt work for me i had to use a press
Glad you liked my video
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Glad you liked my video
So you know with that video you saved my DDs life! I was going to blow it up!! Worked on the DD but not the rock toy
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I didnt want to hassle with mine. Just bought the cheap replacement arms for $23 each from Rock auto. A little PB blaster the day before and presto ! They came right off. Bolted the new ones on and we're good to go. Have to do the front uppers this next week...which is a PITA, from what I can tell, since the axle side has the bushing in the axle housing and not the arm itself.
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Did you all notice in the video,that control arm actually had some paint still on it. No way was it as old and rusted, screwed up as mine were.
I was afraid to do very much pounding on them cuz that control arm metal is not very thick, I didn't want to bend them up.
Edit: the video came too late anyway.
Anyway the rear lowers are done.
Did some drilling on the rubber part, a little cutting on the metal part and they came out.
I don't think I want to do that again though, just a little more money I'll by the whole dam thing.
I guess I must have been blind before because in the pic below. I think I found my rattle,spring is hitting on the frame.
Next thing is, how does this spring seat thing come off ???
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Did you all notice in the video,that control arm actually had some paint still on it. No way was it as old and rusted, screwed up as mine were.
I was afraid to do very much pounding on them cuz that control arm metal is not very thick, I didn't want to bend them up.
Edit: the video came too late anyway.
Anyway the rear lowers are done.
Did some drilling on the rubber part, a little cutting on the metal part and they came out.
I don't think I want to do that again though, just a little more money I'll by the whole dam thing.
I guess I must have been blind before because in the pic below. I think I found my rattle,spring is hitting on the frame.
Next thing is, how does this spring seat thing come off ???
it should pull right off after removing the coil spring.
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it should pull right off after removing the coil spring.
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It worked on my DD just not my dirt toy. The DD has 256,000 miles. For the upper on the axle side i punched a hole in it with a chisel then used a pry bar.
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Unread 03-17-2012, 09:00 AM   #15
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Ok , so its a spring isolator, I just pull off and replace.
Do I have to take off axle end of track bar,sway bar links and bottom of shocks ,or any thing else,to get the spring out ??
Is it screwed up just cuz its old n rotten ?? other side looks ok
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