suzuki A arm bushings are stuck

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suzuki A arm bushings are stuck

Postby basics » Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:35 pm

replacing all the bushings on my dads 2001 suzuki quadrunner.

the dam things wont budge.

any one have any experience with these or some ideas on how best to get the old ones out.

thanks
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Re: suzuki A arm bushings are stuck

Postby nztimr33 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:25 pm

drill the rubber out from between the crush tube in the middle and the outer casing then use a hacksaw to cut the casing then it should just fall out :wink:
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Re: suzuki A arm bushings are stuck

Postby Mattman » Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:34 pm

Even with a hacksaw slit they often need a bit of persuasion with a cold chisel and big hammer.

Its likely you will need a press or large vice to fit the new bushes.

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Re: suzuki A arm bushings are stuck

Postby basics » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:04 pm

looks like im off to bu a hack saw tomorrow then. cheers for the replys
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Re: suzuki A arm bushings are stuck

Postby Heath » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:49 pm

Big socket or short piece of pipe big enough to sit on the bush housing (not the bush itself - the bush has to fit inside it) and a socket just big enough to fit against the bush (but not jam in the bush housing).

Line them up in a vice and squash the smaller socket into the housing pushing the bush out and into the pipe/ large socket.

Reverse process (sort of) in the vice to install bushes (dont need the large pipe).

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Re: suzuki A arm bushings are stuck

Postby basics » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:14 pm

found a guy at work who has a press. even beter.

cheers for the replys guys
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Re: suzuki A arm bushings are stuck

Postby johnny262 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:49 pm

Probably abit late, but for future reference,

If the sleeve is seized into the A-arm, press out the rubber and weld a suitable sized washer into the centre of the sleeve (or even just weld a bead around the inside), then you've got something decent to press/punch and the heat from welding it should free things up abit

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