What to do if the bushing is incorrectly installed?
If the bushing is incorrectly installed it will tear while incorrectly performing. Look at the bushing so the flex part of the bushing is in the same location as the original. Position the lower control arm into a hydraulic press using a press cone and cup to force the bushing from the arm.
How do you change the bushing on a control arm?
Place the new bushing into the lower control arm while observing the marks you made from the old bushing. Do not apply lubrication to the bushing case because it will allow the bushing to walk its way out of the arm while in use. Align the press and slowly force the new bushing into place.
How do you change the bushing on a Mini Cooper?
Place the new bushing/bushing bracket onto the control arm. Depending on the type of bushing, these may simply slide onto the control arm by applying a bit of grease or silicone spray lubricant. If installation proves difficult, a dead blow hammer can be used to drive the bushing onto the control arm. Figure 9.
What kind of wrench do I need to remove bushing?
Use a 19mm to 22mm wrench or socket to loosen and remove the bolts. Some bolts will have a nut on the backside which will need to held by an additional wrench. These bolts will be tight so make sure the socket or wrench is securely on the head of the bolt to avoid rounding.
How to replace compliance bushings on a Honda?
Jack up the front end and take a look, its pretty easy to see the bushings and get a sense of how bad yours are. To replace, it is probably easier to get the entire control arm rather than pressing them out and in and you get a new ball joint as part of the process.
What’s the best way to install a bushing?
Use a wrench or vice grips to hold one of the nuts tight. Then torque the other nut with a wrench. As the socket pushes the bushing, the opposite socket acts as a brace, pressing up against the housing essentially pressing the bushing into the housing.
What do you need to know about compliance bushing?
At Euro Plus Automotive, our expert technicians can take care of all of your Honda needs, including compliance bushing replacement. What is a compliance bushing? A compliance bushing is also known as the control arm bushing. It is a necessary part of the suspension.
Can a bushing be installed without a press?
As the socket pushes the bushing, the opposite socket acts as a brace, pressing up against the housing essentially pressing the bushing into the housing. After a few minutes, the bushing was entirely in the housing, all without a press. Once we had the right tools, the process was very simple.