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Air Intake Filter
Clutch Slave Cylinder
Clutch Master Cylinder
Coolant Flush
Distributor O-Rings
Exhaust Manifold
Fuel Filter

Fuel Pump Cut-off Switch

Ignition Timing
Oil Cooler Hoses
Oil Filter Adapter O-Rings
Oil Pan Gasket
Oxygen Sensor
Radiator Removal
Throttle Body Cleaning
TPS Adjustment
Water Pump


87+ Brake Upgrade
Caliper Rebuild-Front
Caliper Rebuild-Rear
Dust Shield Removal
Parking Brake Cable
SS Braided Brake Line


Ball Joint Replacement
Bushings Install - Front
Bushings Install - Rear
Steering Knuckle Removal
Struts/Springs - Front
Struts/Springs - Rear
Sway Bar End Links


87+ Antenna Replacement
Clear Turn Signals - Front
Clear Turn Signals - Rear
Door Hinges
Interior Door Triangles
Interior Headliner Painting
Interior Trim & Light Lens
Power Window Regulator
Rekeying Trunk Lock
Rust PM - Battery Bracket

Rust PM - Front Wheel Wells
Seats - MK3
Seats - Aftermarket
Shift Boot
SideMarker Mod
Sunroof Rattle
Wiper Switch


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2005 Austin
2005 Topeka NA2005
2004 Galveston
2004 Chattanooga SE2004
2003 Galveston
2002 Austin


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Rear Strut Arm Bushing Install

1) Take the new bushing and lube it up with some grease. Notice that one end of the bushing is tapered, while the other is not.

2) Position the bushing and strut arm in the vice and start pushing the bushing in. Make sure everything goes straight.


This is about as far as you can get with the vice.


3) Now, reposition the strut arm in your vice, and attach your 2/3 jaw puller.


Use a few fender washers to apply the pressure evenly across the bushing.


4) The other end of the bushing should pop out once it's completely in place. Wipe off the excess grease.


Rear Control Arm Bushing Install

Do the same for the control arm bushing.


Rear Strut/Control Arm Bushings Install

This needs to be done when putting the arms back onto the car.

1) Install the strut arm back onto the car.


2) Place the retainer, new collar, new bushing, and then the control arm....


3) Another new bushing, retainer, and the nut. Just tighten the nut by hand.


4) And then install the control arm onto the body of the car


5) Tighten down the strut/control arm bushing 22mm nut.


6) Reinstall the rest of the parts you removed to get to the suspension arms.

7) Before attaching the wheel, jack up the corner of the car via the control arm. Raise it up until it gets into it's normal position, as if the car was lowered onto the ground. Tighten the suspension arms' nuts and bolts to spec. This is so the bushings aren't twisted when the wheels are installed & the car is lowered to the ground.

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Disclaimer: This web page in no way replaces the MR2 repair manual. Follow what it says before me. The purpose of this page is to give you a better pictorial description of what to do. I cannot be held responsible for any mishaps caused by this web page.