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whats an effective way to remove these bushings?

Need some help with bushings.(some images attached)

New bushings are expensive but it seems you need a special tool to remove the bushings from a 4l60e ?
It seems some need to be pulled out, other could be puched out. But the isn't enough of a lip to use a bearing puller.

What an effective way other then taking it to a tranny shop, or buying expensive tools, any help would be great, you guys are full of good ideas.

Thanks in advance.
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Hi,
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What tools for 4L60E rebuild?
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Thanks Richard for the quick reply.

Ye I read that thread before, it talks about a bushing driver set. that would be good but first I have to get the bushings off.

Do you have any ideas, Im strapped for cash. I have a some tools, I was thinking maybe to chisel them out but was worried i might damage the housing for the bushings. what is the good trick i could use?


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You have it right, either a chisel or screwdriver. Try & collapse it
with the screwdriver so you can pull it out.
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Thanks again Richy Rich the 3rd

By "collapsing" the bushing do you mean fold in some of the top of the bushing ?
is that on just one side, or all around to make a type of flat surface for resistance so i can use a smaller shaft or pipe to whack out the rest of the bushing?
Is there a real problem in damaging the inner wall were the bushing fits, by chiseling?
Do I need to use a lot of force?

Does that sound right?
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While I personally hate to pay someone to do something on the car that I can do myself, you might consider taking the parts to a trans shop and just paying them to swap out the bushings. They have the correct drivers and probably won't charge much if you disassemble the trans and bring them the pieces.
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You have it right, either a chisel or screwdriver. Try & collapse it
with the screwdriver so you can pull it out.
rich
Be careful as you can. Consider the alternative, buying new part's that have been damaged from chisels and screwdrivers, or paying someone to do it with the proper tools. I believe that a few scratches won't hurt as the bushings will cover them up after installation. I got lucky as I had a good friend mechanic that loaned me his bushing puller to remove a tail shaft bushing in my 700R4 once. It was a breeze even for my first time.

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collapse the bushing in on it's self so your able to pull it out a couple of scratches won't hurt anything.
Use a driver to put them back in, if you don't have one, a large washer & a drift pin will work.
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Thanks guys for the replies!

Joe, I hear where your coming from, but I am one for ingenuity and love to have alternatives up my sleeves, i guess it is something to do with Independence.

Sqzbox, you got generous friends that good to hear.

Richy, I like the washer and punch idea. I also found this idea (see pic), looks good you could also put a flat nut on it first, i have a few of them around, then grind down the threads into a tapper, what do you think?
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:45 PM
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That will work, I wouldn't taper it though.
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I did two trannys in November. Did all the bushings myself except for the 3 pump bushings and the sun shell bushings. Best $10 ever spent for the local shop to remove the old ones and put the new ones in. This was for both transmissions.
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