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    No factory tools, how to replace 4wd lower control arm bushings?

    I need the back yard bubba way of pressing out the old 4wd lower control arm bushings and installing fresh.
    Arms are on the bench, and the frame is stripped.
    Anybody got the magic?

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    lots of wd40 or equivalent & a large metal clamp or vise (may have to remove from bench)...you have the right idea it needs to be pressed out. best o'luck

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    Yeah, I tried kludging up a coil spring compressor with a deep impact socket but I failed the 3/8 steel bridge and had to recover it with the hydraulic press. Anybody willing to rent me the factory tools for a one time shot?

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0a2mxp-FxYs

    Now off to find a scissor jack.

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    Put your new bushings in the frezzers
    The bushing that is in the frame I left the cup in and just took out the rubber then cleaned the cup. The frozzen one goes right after it warms back up it just as tight as the old one was. that was my magic trick

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