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How to get poly bushings out of spring eye's?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by chevyfumes, Apr 6, 2002.

  1. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    How to get poly bushings out of spring eye\'s?

    Just got new springs and was wanting to put greasable bushings in , do I have to drill the poly bushings like the rubber bushings or can I just drive them out?
     
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    Re: How to get poly bushings out of spring eye\'s?

    You should be able to drive 'em out without a problem...I would get a deep socket and drive out the metal sleeve the you should be able to use a drift or something to get the busings out...or you could try putting the busing in a vise (the 1/2" or so that is to the side of the sprring-eye) and use a rubber maller an whack the spring away so you leave the bushing in the vise...

    Chris
     
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    Re: How to get poly bushings out of spring eye\'s?

    On the poly bushings all I did was grab the end with a pair of vise grips and twisted them out. I tried the "drill" way and all it did was break the bit. When I did my ORD shackles I did both sides in under an hour. No heat, no fancy tool, and no drill(after i broke it on the first attempt) I used a hammer, a punch(to drive the metal sleeve out, with no problems) and a pair of vise grips.
     
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    Re: How to get poly bushings out of spring eye\'s?

    Torch'em... When they turn black take a hammer and pound them out. Really fast,and you get to use fire /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     

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