So I'm doing a rear end overhaul and ordered these bushings and the recommended Maximum Motorsports Rear Upper Axle Bushing Tool (79-04) but it says that this doesn't come with the metal sleeve and to reuse the one on the car. but this tool only removes the entire bushing (sleeve and all) so I'm confused on what to do. return the bushings? return the tool? if I return the tool then how does one remove just the rubber? (keep in mind I'm not going to remove the entire rear end this is all going to be done in/under car.) or is it like I remove the old entire bushing with tool then burn out the old bushing from sleeve then insert new bushing into old sleeve then reinstall the entire thing?
Thanks for any help on this matter going to be performing this upgrade on Wednesday any insight before then is much appreciated.
Asked by jason t. from ramona | Comment 2 0
You can fill out a RMA form for the tool. I took a drill and drilled my bushings out. I got the biggest drill bit and just started drilling out the rubber. eventually there was enough rubber removed, so I could just push it out. Hope that helps Jason.
Answered by BRYAN M. from TROY | Comment 1 0
It is best to do the upper axle bushing when installing control arms. You have to remove the upper arm to replace them, so if you are already in there, this is the best time to do so. NOTE. do not remove the upper bushing sleeve in the axle housing, you will need to re-use this for the new bushings.
Answered by Jay W. from waco | Comment 0 0
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