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Oct 11, How to remove a leaf spring bushing without using an sort of press. This is the easiest way possible that i've learned works the best and the fastest for re. Oct 20, The best way to remove these bushings is to use a torch and set the rubber on fire.
Rear side of the spring has a split type.
Let it burn one to two minutes then hit the eye so the rubber and the inner sleeve falls out. Then use a punch and a hammer and catch the end of the outer sleeve and curl it stumpclearing.barted Reading Time: 1 min. May 16, Removing an old leaf spring bushing on my 99 Tacoma.
Removing old steel encased rubber bushings can be a real b&%ch, and burning them is one of the best ways to get them out. All one needs to do is let the rubber burn for 3 to 5 minutes and them smack the eye sideways and watch the burning bushing come flying out. Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins.
Oct 15, Back when I was a kid, my dad taught me to replace leaf spring bushings using a suspension press and an impact gun to do the pressing. Next, I learned to drill the rubber portion out and use a big hammer and chisel to remove the old bushing piece by piece. Later, I learned how to use an air hammer to remove them even quicker. Feb 17, Just get new bushings, not worth it to try and re-use old bushing. And most likely the bushing will get destroyed in the process of taking it out.
Jan 11, If there's not enough room to drive them through, grind or cut off the bolt head and try going the other way. or. Use a Sawzall to cut the bolt vermeer pow r stump cutter the bushing and the shackle/spring hanger on both sides.
Once you get the spring out, use a press to push the bushing out. Mar 29, Its pretty easy with a press, just lay the leaf eye hole in on its side and take a couple of little metal blocks to put on the edge/housing of the eye loop then find diameter piece of metal and use that to push the old bushing out and the new bushing in.
It takes a lot of pressure to get it out and in.