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hey people,another question,been having a time with bushings on rear lower control arm,bolt will not come out,so i cut off bolts and burned out rubber bushings,all nice and clean and painted,anyhow,here the problem,new bushings came,g.m bushings,well they are in a metal casing like on the control arm,do i remove the casing on control arm?,and how do u do this,or remove the bushing from new bushing casing,and how to do this,and put in old metal casing,thanks again to all,
 

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You will have to remove the thin metal sleeve left in the control arm from the old bushing.I had a similar problem with my sons pickup.We used a dremel tool to cut the old sleeve and then it tapped right out.We then used a large vise to install the new bushing.We greased the outside of the new sleeve to make it press in easier.Hope this helps, Jerry

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You could also freeze the bushing and heat up the contlol arm and this makes the press fit a little easier. I have done it several times and this has worked the best for me.
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