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Old 12-18-2010, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Fudman View Post
Bummer. I realize that removing the thrust arm requires removing the strut but it would be a LOT easier to remove the bushing on a bench vice under the car.
Very true, however i wanted to avoid dropping the knuckle and having to mess with removal of the ball joint. I'm planing to install new struts in the near future and at that time, I will install new thrust arms as well.

Hopefully the larger 6" Sears 3 jaw gear puller will make the installation of new bushing straightforward.

Any tips on how to position the bushing right before pressing the bushing in to keep it straight and lined up correctly? It seams very hard to " get it started" sort of speak.
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