Clevis bush replacement

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DeVilliers

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Morning all,

The clevis bush on the Jeep need replacing. The right side being more shot than the left. You can actually here a "clack, clack sound.

I two new bushings from Moog. The Jeep has a 2" lift and I remember, when installing the lift kit, it was a pain to get the strut in and out of the clevis bush. Compressing the spring, using a jack and a few strong words.
So, two questions:
1. Is there an easy way to do this?
2. How do you get the old bushing out and the new one in without removing the control arm?

Thanks
 

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Morning all,

The clevis bush on the Jeep need replacing. The right side being more shot than the left. You can actually here a "clack, clack sound.

I have two new bushings from Moog. The Jeep has a 2" lift and I remember, when installing the lift kit, it was a pain to get the strut in and out of the clevis bush. Compressing the spring, using a jack and a few strong words.
So, two questions:
1. Is there an easy way to do this?
2. How do you get the old bushing out and the new one in without removing the control arm?

Thanks

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Use a ball joint press to push the deteriorared rubber out of the sleeve, or drill a bunch of holes in it and cut it out. Then collapse the sleeve by using a punch to relieve pressure. Then use the ball joint press to put the other in. As far as clevis fork. Detach sway bar from control arm and it should be a lot easier.
 

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Mine are shot too, just ordered some Moog replacements.
 

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Need to replace mine too. Is there any way to press these bushings out, without drilling or cutting? Thank you.
 

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Need to replace mine too. Is there any way to press these bushings out, without drilling or cutting? Thank you.
Possibly if you make up a puller but they are usually tight and rusty
 

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Possibly if you make up a puller but they are usually tight and rusty
Plus they have a flange on them that is bigger than the diameter of where they're pressed into whichis also rounded. No puller fits or holds.
 

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I had the lower ball joint and lower arm bushes all replaced at the same time at a shop.
It cost about $300 as wages, so I think it would have been a good idea to buy the special tool 8858.

In the US, you may be able to get the lower arm ASSY at a low price.

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My experience doing this was I had to remove the arm, drill multiple holes in the rubber bushing, put it in my press and push out the center, then take a sawzall and slice the outer metal sleeve, then tap it out with a hammer & screwdriver. Then I pressed in a new Moog bushing. I hope you can do it easier!

Pics of the main LCA bushing but same process:
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Pushed out the center using a large socket.
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The center. You can see the drill holes to weaken the rubber.
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What's left in the arm
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Carefully saw through the metal sleeve.
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Tap out metal sleeve with hammer & screwdriver. The metal should collapse inward and come out easily.
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Hopefully the sawzall didn't damage the arm. A small mark is no big deal.
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Next, press in the new bushing. I had sockets and various pieces from a ball joint press kit that I used to stabilize the arm and get a good angle on the bushing while pressing it in.
 
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joshgoble

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Morning all,

The clevis bush on the Jeep need replacing. The right side being more shot than the left. You can actually here a "clack, clack sound.

I two new bushings from Moog. The Jeep has a 2" lift and I remember, when installing the lift kit, it was a pain to get the strut in and out of the clevis bush. Compressing the spring, using a jack and a few strong words.
So, two questions:
1. Is there an easy way to do this?
2. How do you get the old bushing out and the new one in without removing the control arm?

Thanks
A hole saw with a slightly smaller o.d. will get it out easily enough. A bolt and nut with washer and a socket about the same size should work to press it back in.
 
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