Frustrating day (or how I tried to replace bushings)
today I spent 14 hrs trying to replace bushings for front lower control arms. I bought tons of stuff - special kits for press-in/out, all possible greases, the bushings itself and...
What I managed to do today is:
- ball joint replacement
- 1 (one) center bushing replacement (and I spoiled another one trying to press it in)
Thats all. Side effects are:
- broken abs sensor
- wheels need to be realigned
- I am veryveryvery angry
- I know that max torque I can reach is 800Nm.
Perhaps, you're asking yourselves why did he write it? It's a warning: don't mess with arms' bushings. Replace them entirely. The efforts I've made is not worth the result at all. And, if being equipped as a real dealership I couldn't get a result, nobody else with no service tool would get it.
Guys, don't waste your time. Replace front control arms entirely!
-- sorry for misspells/errors, I really tired. It was a horrible day.
Last edited by AByrvalg; 04-30-2014 at 12:55 AM.