Do I need to get a torch? Close. 1. Posted by 2 years ago. Archived. What's a good way to remove the rubber from this bushing casing/sleeve? (Need to leave the casing for the new bushing).
Jan 26, Push out the excess rubber using a socket. You should be able to do this by hand without any problems. You’ll need to remove the rubber before you can install the new bushing. Use a socket that fits into the bushing, and push the rubber out. If the rubber is stuck, try separating it from the sides of the control arm using a flathead screwdriver%(22). May 12, What is the easiest way to remove rubber bushings in leaf springs? I ordered a set of Landrum springs and they came with rubber front bushings.
I want to install poly bushings instead. Suggestions? May 6, Oct 30, Make sure you have a way to remove the rubber sleeve from your tool. You will have to sharpen the tool often. Lubricate with soapy water. As for holding the piece, if the tolerance is not fussy try using a split bushing.
For a fussier tolerance, try making a split bushing with some sort of stop at the back to keep the rubber from pushing through. Oct 13, The rubber inside the shell squirted out and burned like those little black creosote snakes we'd mess up the driveway with on the 4th of july. It all pressed apart easily after that. The residue from burnt rubber, BTW, is the most concentrated black inky substance I've ever encountered.
Cleanup is gonna be a b1tch. You have to remove the original end brackets and the easiest way is to just heat them up with a propane torch until the rubber loosens up. Then just twist them off. The next step is specific to how I did it (and didn't require a press). You want to remove the torsion bar end cap from the arm.
Jan 10, Use a soldering iron to heat the bushing from the inside out, and try extracting it while hot. The bond will break at about deg F, and the soldering iron won't get hot enough to damage the base metal. Wet the tip with a little solder for better heat transfer.