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Old August 25th, 2007, 07:28 PM   #1
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Reading my chilton manual on how to remove the factory bushings seems like a job and a half. The vehicle is a 1988 broncoII. Can someone lead me in the right direction? All i wanna do is replace the factory bushings with some 3 degree bushings so i can align my frontend.

Axle is a dana28 fyi
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Old August 26th, 2007, 12:05 AM   #3
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air hammer the old one off? wheres the best spot to put the bit?
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just drive it between the base and the bushing. good luck getting the pinch bolt out. recessed 12 point head....grrrrrrrrr!!!
i used a bolt out remover and it did the trick. then i replaced them with grade 8 allen bolts. do you have access to a rack or are you just doing a driveway alignment? because if your doing it the right way there is a chart that will tell you which slugs you need for X amount of caster change etc etc.
but first you need a reading.
oh yeah and on a side note when i hit mine with the air hammer they popped right out :)
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im just gonna do it in my driveway, doesnt have to be perfect just wanna eye it the best i can.
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Old August 26th, 2007, 10:35 PM   #6
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X2 - all you do is loosen the top ball joint pinch bolt, take the air hammer and put it on the camber cam, pull the trigger, and work it in an upward fashion. It should pop right out - then put the new cam in, and you're off to some alignment fun.
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i tried the air hammer but no luck...here's a pic of what im dealing with.



any tips? Obviously not doing it right lol.
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thats been in their a while, just keep at it, it'll come loose, but i don't see where you have been hitting it with an air hammer? the chisel should be making a pretty obvious marks where your hitting hit. Isee one small spot that looks like it got hit once?
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just drive it between the base and the bushing. good luck getting the pinch bolt out. recessed 12 point head....grrrrrrrrr!!! This is only on the D35, the D28 uses the ball joint castle nut to hold the bushing in i used a bolt out remover and it did the trick. then i replaced them with grade 8 allen bolts. do you have access to a rack or are you just doing a driveway alignment? because if your doing it the right way there is a chart that will tell you which slugs you need for X amount of caster change etc etc.
but first you need a reading.
oh yeah and on a side note when i hit mine with the air hammer they popped right out :)
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thats been in their a while, just keep at it, it'll come loose, but i don't see where you have been hitting it with an air hammer? the chisel should be making a pretty obvious marks where your hitting hit. Isee one small spot that looks like it got hit once?
i was hammering on the backside, cant see it from the pic.
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work it side to side and keep spraying penetration oil on it. a little heat wont hurt either.
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work it side to side and keep spraying penetration oil on it. a little heat wont hurt either.
but don't burn the grease in the ball joint or you'll be replacing that to
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thanks i will try that
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