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bikemanbrent
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« on: November 03, 2009, 07:57:19 PM »

I'm a new Aztek owner and I need to re and re the control arm bushings.Is this a garage only repair or can the shade tree mechanic do it himself.If you have done this yourself can you fill me in on the best way to go about it?
please and thanks
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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2009, 08:18:57 PM »

LOL, I'm do for this as well.  Have you found a good place to buy the bushings at a low cost?
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2009, 12:45:25 PM »

bikemanbrent - weclome to the A.F.C.!
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2009, 07:24:29 PM »

DOH!!!  Where`s my manners   Grin  Welcome to the AFC.
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2009, 06:02:13 AM »

Welcome, you will need a bushing removal/install tool. Usually the chain parts stores rent them, when mine went bad I changed the control arms. I got a low mileage set from the local recycler for a reasonable price.
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2013, 08:26:49 AM »

I finally did get around to doing that two days ago.
I used my oxy /actylene torches to remove old control arm bushing and a home made press made out of
2 1/4 "  cast iron  plumbing end caps. I drilled out a hoie in the centre of two of them and ran
a 1/2" threaded rod with washers and nuts-poor mans bushing press for less than $10!.
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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2014, 10:07:19 AM »

Old thread but just replaced the lower control arms on the Tek.  Well, my son who is in college working on his auto tech degree did.  I just helped him with vocal support and gave him a hand when he needed one lol.  Since the passenger side bushings just fell out when the CA was removed, I guess it was time lol.  What was nice was the new control arms came with new ball joints, so both sides are done now and while it was apart, the stabilizer bar links were replaced as well.  Total costs for parts...........less than $200 with free labor, can't be beat.  I figured it would give him some experience, as I was ready to do it myself when he offered.  I figure new hubs w/wheel bearings will be on order for the summer and then we'll start tackling shocks/struts.  I've not really had to replace much of anything on it since we purchased it new in 04, so I'm very happy with what a great vehicle this has been. Cool
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