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Old 10-11-2015, 02:34 PM   #1
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Rear trailing arm suspension double bolted blade bushing replacement

While doing damage control following a severe pothole strike at speed; 2 bent alloy rims, two ruined tires ( sidewall bruise / bubble ), ruined rear shock, and spending more time than I care to say trying to eliminate the clunking of the shock upper mount, I observed more rear suspension problems.

There's a trailing arm that attaches perpendicular to the rear hub behind brake drum and is anchored toward front of car to its underside by a double bolted bushing that's part of the trailing arm. I believe it's called a blade bushing. The double bolted part that goes through bushing is off to one side of rubber bushing, appearing to need replacement.

Everything I've found about this particular trailing arm in my research, suggests that replacing that bushing could be problem. I have a 6 ton press, which looks like it's going to get a workout rehabbing my worn rear bushings.

Has anyone taken on r & r ing this particular bushing without buying a new arm with bushing installed?

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Here's a link to the unique method I mentioned to do it on the car: focus trailing arm bushings - press in on car method

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