Body Bushings Replacement: How to with tips

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by sandiego74, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. sandiego74

    sandiego74 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    It's been so long that I don't exactly remember. Are they all different sizes? I thought I remember them being all the same.
     
  2. Overtrained

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    Follow the numbers stamped into the bushing according to the diagram they give you. The smallest ones are the front radiator support. Piece the parts together on workbench, it looks confusing at first but it will click.
     
  3. Tpichevy

    Tpichevy Veteran Member

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    Great thread. Subbed so I can look back as I'm about to start my solid swap soon
     
  4. tbrostrom

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    Just got done replacing my subframe bushings. Thanks to instructions from this thread the job is relatively easy. Fortunately the underneath of my car is in great shape, but really do yourself a favor and soak the bolts with PB Blaster for at least a week and the bolts should come out very nicely!!
     
  5. z28code

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    any one confirm or deny that solid body mounts will crack body seams over time ect?
     
  6. 70lt1z28

    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Even with the PB (good stuff) I still had to heat one of the caged nuts with a propane torch to loosen it up. I heated it, then hit with a blast of PB and you could see the PB get sucked in. It came lose really easy then. Don't break the cage. It will make the job much more difficult.
     
  7. Zstar

    Zstar Veteran Member

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    I did not have a problem with the bolts as much as the donut rubbers had welded themselves to the subframe and body. THAT was fun.
     
  8. sandiego74

    sandiego74 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I haven't had any problems as of yet.
     
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  9. Bandittransam

    Bandittransam New Member

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    Any possibility of reposting those pics. Looks like the pictures are no longer visible due to the way photobucket has change their hosting and now charges
     
  10. 70lt1z28

    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    If you are using Chrome or Firefox as your browser there is a add-in available to fix the Photobucket issue. Seems to work pretty good for now, but it may not last as PB will probably try to break it
     

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