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February 11th, 2011, 4:26 PM   #1  
upper control arm bushings

I need to replace these bushings, is there a special tool needed, or is this job a PITA, or do you just but new ones loaded?
Any recommendations?
this is my 1995 std. cab 2500 4x4
Thanks , Jack

 
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November 10th, 2011, 11:38 AM   #2  
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I'm asking the same question, what did you do? I am replacing the UCA Bushings and ball joints while I'm their. Loaded arms come with ball joints.

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November 10th, 2011, 1:14 PM   #3  
They have to be pressed in as far as I know...if you have to replace both ball joints and bushings, I'd just assume to get another UCA with em already in there

 
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November 11th, 2011, 9:29 AM   #4  
replacing the bushings.... a floor jack will be your best friend. other than deep sockets, tahts all you need. you will have to lower and raise the control arm through out the job, so that everything will fit in place

 
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November 11th, 2011, 6:44 PM   #5  
New to me '95 K2500. More play than I have ever seen in passenger UCA. Received bushings, ball joints are allready bolt in. I'll be going the press route this time.

 
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November 12th, 2011, 8:24 AM   #6  
I'm getting ready to do a complete front end rebuild on my 96 ( has 259K ) on the original parts and it's getting real loose. It is my understanding that a press works better than any other method for removing and replacing UCB's and LCB's bot I have used a large vise to do this job. Not easy but doable. Also soak the bushings with PB Blaster or Deep Creep for several days before-hand and it will help the old bushings to come apart easier. Just my 2 cents. You'll also need a BFH.

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November 13th, 2011, 8:11 AM   #7  
Was able to take the UCA 45 minutes to a press. What a great device. Used various sockets to press bushings out. To press in, cut 2" tail pipe about 1". Took two to compete. Tail pipe went over the outside plate and caught the inner plate.

Large vise would do it if you have enough sockets, tubes etc. Since brother had press, not a issue. Saved $$.

 
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