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Old April 18th, 2009, 06:46 PM   #1
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Bar Pin Removal??????????????????????

Ive got an Xj and im putting on a rustys 3 inch lift. im changing the shocks and cant figure out how to remove the bar pin from the old shock bushing.

need help NOW!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old April 18th, 2009, 06:49 PM   #2
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Is this on the old shock? had the same problem with my spring. The bushings swell and aside from burning them out you can sometimes pound them out.
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Old April 18th, 2009, 06:52 PM   #3
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I've never had an issue just pounding them out. I've also used a clamp with a big, deep socket. I've also used a ball joint/u-joint press.

It's not exactly rocket science.
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Old April 18th, 2009, 07:53 PM   #4
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I've never had an issue just pounding them out. I've also used a clamp with a big, deep socket. I've also used a ball joint/u-joint press.

It's not exactly rocket science.
Pounding doesn't always work for me, the bushing bounces back, but the rest works everytime. Even a vice will work.
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Old April 18th, 2009, 08:48 PM   #5
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I've never had an issue just pounding them out.
except when we were putting ur dana 30 in ur xj and u pounded it out and it feel behind ur mess of a work bench to never be found again haha.
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Old April 18th, 2009, 09:15 PM   #6
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Put it in a big vise, with a socket pushing against the bushing on one jaw of the vise, and the bar pin against the other jaw.
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Old April 18th, 2009, 10:05 PM   #7
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i got it out. used a MAUL and a socket.

HOW TO GET THEM IN THE NEW BUSHINGS?
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Old April 19th, 2009, 07:39 AM   #8
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you need to put them in the bushings before you press the bushings into the shock. a little grease helps out too.
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Old April 19th, 2009, 11:45 AM   #9
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You can get new bar-pins in after the bushings are in. Lube them up with grease good and pound them or press them in, I've done it several times.
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Old April 19th, 2009, 03:46 PM   #10
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i just got theme in for you they, i cleaned them up with a wire wheel, lubed them with some 30 weight motor oil and pressed them in with a vice and some sockets.
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