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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.