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Old 12-20-2010, 08:14 PM   #1
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Subframe Bushing DIY

I'm planning to get down there to remove differential bushing, while everything back theres dropped, i think its a good idea to drop to subframe too.. has anyone done it? do those bushings wear fast ? thansk
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Old 12-20-2010, 08:56 PM   #2
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You basicly need to drop the subframe to get the bushing out/in.

Easiest way i did it was to use a blowtorch to get the rubber part of the bushing out and then heat along with a "splitter" to split the remaining metal ring into small chunks.
The ring comes out piece by piece that is.(time consuming as fawk)

Getting it in is as simple as using a vice or a bushing puller to get it in
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:53 PM   #3
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I have a tool here that will make the job a lot easier. You won't need to drop the subframe at all.

Just remove the differential and then the tool makes it as easy as turning a wrench. I've got a set for the rear bushing and the front bushings where the diff bolts into the subframe.

PM me if you're interested in buying the tools.
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Old 12-22-2010, 11:31 AM   #4
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We have developed a rear subframe bushing refresh kit that will help aid in this repair...

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So let me get this straight, you don't have to drop the subframe with these tools? Any pics on how this works?
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Old 12-24-2010, 10:36 PM   #6
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E46Mango: If you're talking to me, all you have to do is remove the rear differential and then use the tools to remove the bushings. Just to be clear, I am talking about the three mounting bushings of the differential and not the four subframe mounting bushings. The tools are actually in two different kits, one for the front and one for the rear.
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