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#130059 - 12th Apr 2005 7:16pm Replacement of bushes
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I have been told i need bushe(s) replaced, what does this involve?
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#130060 - 12th Apr 2005 7:20pm Re: Replacement of bushes
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Depends on where they are on your car.
Once part (usualy wishbones) have been removed you need to 'press out' the old bushes and stamp in the new ones. Ideally take it to a garage to have it done as if the bush doesnt go in straight it will have the tendency to 'pop' back out.

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#130061 - 12th Apr 2005 9:22pm Re: Replacement of bushes
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Most Wishbone bushes can be replaced as Dazza has said, the only problem is if the wishbone is worn or corroded the bush will not sit in place tight enough and can come back out whilst you are driving.

Most garages now wont replace just the bushes for this reason, they will only replace the complete wishbone assembly complete with new bushes already fitted.



Most wishbones are now "Pressed Steel" therefore not too expensive to replace.

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#130062 - 13th Apr 2005 12:39am Re: Replacement of bushes
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ive just fitted my powerflex bushes and they are well easy!
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#130063 - 13th Apr 2005 1:07am Re: Replacement of bushes
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Tony, Your suspension set-up is differant to the Vauxhall one smack

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