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Old 09-10-2011, 11:19 AM
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Question 98 Ram 2WD - replacing control arm bushing

I've got a badly squawking control arm (not sure if it's upper or lower) on the driver's side of my truck. I've replaced a bushing once, on my '69 Mustang (remember that trademark squeak/squawk of that era's Fords!!), but of course the one on the Ram is much bigger.

Looks pretty straightforward - compress the spring, remove the shock, take the control arm pivot shaft loose and pop the ball joint out of the steering knuckle. Burn out the old bushings, put in the new ones, reassemble...

It's that "put in the new ones" that has me concerned. Looks like they have to be pressed in from the outside. That can't be easy.

I'd appreciate input from anyone on this one.

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