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Unread 06-29-2013, 09:58 PM   #16
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What I was asking, is what is different about the uppers on the differential end? Are getting those bushings out a different process? It's not obvious to me, because I've never done this job before.
The bushings on the axle end are pressed into the axle housing instead of being pressed into the arm itself.

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Unread 06-29-2013, 10:03 PM   #17
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The bushings on the axle end are pressed into the axle housing instead of being pressed into the arm itself.
This is what I was assuming. Can I get the control arm off of the vehicle without removing the bushings off the axle housing? What is the proper way to get the bushings on the axle end off and then back in? Swinging a hammer with barely any room doesn't sound like a recipe for success.
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Unread 06-30-2013, 04:56 AM   #18
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Can I get the control arm off of the vehicle without removing the bushings off the axle housing?
Yes. You just unbolt the arm as normal.

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What is the proper way to get the bushings on the axle end off and then back in? Swinging a hammer with barely any room doesn't sound like a recipe for success.
The factory-approved method is to use an uber-expensive Miller tool, but you can achieve the same result with a balljoint press. If you have an impact gun to turn the screw, you can get the rubber out in seconds. See the video below for more info.

Other than that, you can drill the bushing out, burn it out, hammer it out, whatever.

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Unread 06-30-2013, 07:47 AM   #19
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The miller tool I got off ebay wasn't bad but new, yeah its not cheap. But it sure was easy. No heat, hammering, just tighten the force screw and it popped right out. It worked kinda like this one...http://www.ebay.com/itm/American-Mus...ed13a4&vxp=mtr

By using a short piece of pipe, some fender washers, all thread rod ect some jeepers have fabbed a tool to work.
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Unread 06-30-2013, 06:44 PM   #20
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When i did my front end bushings (entire front end) i used a torch to burn them out,i then used a wire wheel and drill to get the excess rubber out of the holes.


I still need to do the rear end. Its a ***** either way.
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Unread 07-01-2013, 07:38 AM   #21
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Thank you to all who have answered my question. I will get back with hopefully pictures and a video after I'm done.
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Unread 07-01-2013, 04:29 PM   #22
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Here are pics of that on a 2wd using the miller tool, you can fab up some stuff and accomplish the same thing. Look at post twelve.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/c...build-1518536/
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