60th Birthday - Winter Work - '07 & '08

 

 
 

 

  

Trailing Arm Bushing Removal

Prior to removing the trailing arms from your car make sure you note the number and location of the shims used between the bracket and the frame. You'll want to put them back in the same place when you reassemble everything. Even if you plan on changing the set-up, at least you'll be back to your baseline.

Over the years I've seen a number of postings about how difficult AND how easy it is to remove the old bushings from a trailing arm. I can see how it would be very difficult if you just tried to pound or cut them out but here's a real easy way to do it. I know I didn't come up with this idea but I figured I'd document it in pictures for others to use. 

The defiant look of a Trailing Arm bushing! Use a razor to cut away the lip
Here's the bushing puller from one side Here's the other side.......very simple
Start cranking on the nut and you're half out And it's out!

Now all you have to do is clean it all up and install the new bushings!