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removing front spring/shackle bushings

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 84k5, Sep 4, 2000.

  1. 84k5

    84k5 1/2 ton status

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    I am going to install ORD greasable shackles. It looks easy enough, the only tricky part might getting the bushings out. I have the factory bushing in the upper shackle, and the skyjacker poly ones at both ends of the spring. I think the upper shackle bushing will fall out, but I think the spring bushings may not want to come out. They have only been there about a month, and rust is not a problem here,so will they be hard to get out? Whats an easy way to get them out? A torch isn't an option for me cause...uh...I'm accident prone. Thanks.

    Brian
    84k5, 4"Skyjacker lift,33x12.5 Goodyear MT/R, 15x10 Bajas
     
  2. titanic

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    both bushing sets should be easy to get out.
     
  3. jimmyjack

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    If you can't get them out try drilling holes around the bushing, this eases the tension on the bushing and you can knock them right out. I am getting ready to change the top front bushing on my blazer. I figure if I wait two more weeks they won't even be there anymore!!!

    creepin' and crawlin'

    Jim
     
  4. BI U JIMMY

    BI U JIMMY Registered Member

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    I just installed the ORD greasable shackles and it was pretty straightforward. I drilled small holes around the metal in the bushing and they came out without much trouble.
     

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