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Old 08-15-2008, 07:46 PM   #1
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control arms

so i was told that my ball joints and bushings have gone bad
i want to know how hard it is to replace them...i did them on my audi and it was a pain but i like to work on my cars so
is it a complete pain? or are there some wierd 8 sided tool that i will need to order from the back counrty of germany to get this done? or with some descent mechanical skills and a good metric tool set will i be able to accomplish this feat
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Old 08-16-2008, 12:30 AM   #2
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honestly not that bad if you are replacing the whole arm and bushing. just get the bushings pressed into the socket before you install and it shouldn't take that much time.

if you are just replacing bushings, save yourself some time and use a knife to cut them out.
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