Polyurethane Bushings Removal and Installation

This is a simple operation for those with the proper tools and knowledge.

Before beginning work, pay attention to the location of replacement parts in the housing bore. Placement of the Bushing, depth of pressing and other features are important for proper operation of the suspension. Mark the arm and the old part to indicate the correct placement of the bushing. Before installing a new part, mark it the same way as the old one.

Choose a hub driver and a hub base for the removal and installation of the part. Dimensions of the hub base must not interfere with removal of the bushing from the housing bore. Dimensions of the hub driver must not deform the outer metal shell of the bushing and the housing bore. For the bushings without outer metal shell, use the taper applying the pressure force to the inner metal sleeve. In case of U-shaped arm, choose a strut. Follow the direction of part’s removing and installing. For the bushings without outer metal shell, use a consistent grease applied to the part.

After part removal clean the housing bore. Evaluate its damage and wear. Change the parts of suspension that have abrasive or corrosive wear out.

Compare the diameters of the housing bore and outer metal shell of the new bushing. Diameter of the outer metal shell must exceed the diameter of the housing bore 0.2-0.5 mm. to provide necessary attachment of the bushing in the housing bore. If there’s no difference in diameter, ensure the right choice of the bushing or change the arm.

Here are the general principles of dismantling and installation of Bushings. If you have any doubts about the success of the Bushings replacement, it is better to contact the service station.

Read the instructions before installation! Instructions come with parts and can be found on this web site.