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Unread 03-26-2015, 10:14 PM   #1
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Pressing leaf spring bushings into leaf

I I tried a homemade press like this thread suggested but I can't get the bushing to go in straight. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/h...3/#post9841085

It's a Crown bushing going into a crown leaf and they're both brand new so I'm sure it fits. I used grease.

I tried a vice.

I tried a BFH with both of these methods.

The bushings are now sitting in the freezer overnight because that's the only thing I didn't try.

My air tools are out of commission until I get a new air compressor (probably next week).

What else can I do to get these in?

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Unread 03-26-2015, 10:35 PM   #2
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can you hammer a screwdriver into the seam between the leaf and the loop that holds the bushing to open it up a little? Alsom use lithiu grease.
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Unread 03-26-2015, 10:41 PM   #3
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I tried that a little but I could try and wedge it in harder tomorrow. I guess I was on the right track, thanks.
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Unread 03-27-2015, 12:03 AM   #4
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Did you freeze the bushing first?
I did that and the press from that thread after using a dead blow to get them started and worked like a champ
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