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Old 05-18-2007, 11:25 PM
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upper control arm bushing

i have a 66 impala,

i installed the bushings and my question is this they look like they are seated all the way but there is a little play on the shaft about 1/8 inch is this ok? im thinking when i bolt everything in place it will close up


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i screwed it all up.......

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Old 05-19-2007, 10:20 AM
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Can you post a pic?? But it should close up no problem. By the way did you go with the neoprene or stock??Brian
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Play in which direction - along the shaft (front-to-back of the car) or radially? If along the shaft, this will close up when you torque the nuts and washers on the ends of the shaft.
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the play on the shaft is end to end, between the two bushings i'll try and post a pic tonight. i used stock replacement bushings.its really tough to use the whole two socket and a hammer method when you only have one hand to hold it all in line while you whack it with the hammer!!!!
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the play on the shaft is end to end, between the two bushings
Yeah, if you haven't torqued the nuts (or bolts) on the ends of the shaft yet (and you shouldn't until the suspension is at ride height) then don't worry about it. They will pull in when you torque it.
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Old 05-20-2007, 09:07 AM
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lets see if this works im going for 2


the pics are a little out of focus but you should get the idea.
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I only see one pic. I can't tell but are there washers and nuts on the end of the shaft? I also can't see the bushing well, is there a fatter shoulder on one end of the bushing? If there is just drive it into the control arm till the shoulder butts up to the control arm ? I hope what I'm asking makes sense to you. It can be difficult to get your explanation across on the web Tell you what I'll be there in 16 to 18 hrs to look at it put some coffee on. I wish!!!!!!!! Let me know about the questions ...........Brian
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I only see one pic. I can't tell but are there washers and nuts on the end of the shaft? I also can't see the bushing well, is there a fatter shoulder on one end of the bushing? If there is just drive it into the control arm till the shoulder butts up to the control arm ?
No, that's not correct. There should be a gap between the flange on the bushing outer shell and the control arm. The INNER sleeve of the bushing should butt to the step on the shaft. It appears that there's a slight gap right now (maybe 1/4" or so?). If so, no problem. Once you get the arm in place and torque the nuts on the ends of the shaft, the gaps will close up. Just be sure that the suspension is at ride height when you torque these nuts and the lower control arm bolts to lock in the rubber bushings at the correct position.
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Joe is correct, It is the inner sleeve that the tightens up the bushing on the shaft. if the shells are seated in the A arms you will be fine when you torque them at ride height. Good idea to do it at ride height too instead of on the bench as it helps eliminate the bind up in the bushings that happens when they are tightened on the bench.
After looking at the photo again you have them seated correctly and are good to go. I
Note It works better if you set the control arm on a vise with the shaft and room for the bushing between the jaws and knock the bushing in. You can do the first side without the shaft, slip the shaft in and then do the other side. I have done several hundred of them this way.
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well thanks for the help, i feel a lot better about it now


oh,and brian the coffee is on for when you get here,lol.
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