Originally Posted by cryptic3
Oh great really? I need to take my jeep into the shop if my bushing is worn?
No, you don't have to
As long as you only remove and replace one control arm at a time
, the axle will stay more-or-less in place. I replaced my front bushings, and both arms came out and went back in again with no problem at all.
If you find that a bolt-hole won't line up when replacing the arm (it can happen even with the one-at-a-time method), there are various ways you can fix it. It happened to me with my rear control arms. I fixed it by putting a large screwdriver into the other side of the hole and prising while I pushed the bolt through from the other side. It really doesn't take much effort to get the holes lined up. Other ways include using a ratchet strap between the axle and the frame, or just driving the Jeep slightly forwards or backwards.
BTW, when I removed my right front lower control arm, the front bushing just fell out - the whole thing, rubber and metal sleeve together. In that instance I had to replace the whole control arm, but they're not expensive, even from the dealer.