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Old 02-14-2006, 12:43 AM   #1
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Help with control arm re-installing

So I got myself the 66mm powerflex front control arm bushing.

I already got the oem rubber out, and popped the new powerflex poly in.

Now I'm having a hard time putting it back onto the control arm and bolting it back up.

It looks like I need to push about 1cm more into the arm to get it to line up right to the bolt section, but the material is too tought.

I tried using a hammer but that thing just slowly slide off the end.

Is there a tool I can use for this? If not.. how did you guys end up re installing yours.

Am im suppose to have gease between the black and puple poly only or poly and the metal control arm too?
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Old 02-14-2006, 12:35 PM   #3
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You should have some sort of lubricant (I used white lithium) between the black/purple part but NOT on the control arm itself. I just wiggled the entire thing (alum carrier, with the black/purple bushing installed) onto the control arm. You could try using a mallet but be careful you don't drive the inner purple part too far on the arm so that it sticks out beyond the black part facing forward (it is longer than the black part and should stick out on the back side).

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Old 02-14-2006, 12:38 PM   #4
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Here is my DIY link -

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=140066

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