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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-30-2004, 10:55 AM
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is this a DIY thing or should this be taken to a shop? what kind of work is involved.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-30-2004, 11:48 AM
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Front or rear?
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-01-2004, 11:28 AM
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oops my bad!!

it's the front right (passenger). Should I replace both while I'm at it?
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-01-2004, 12:34 PM
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Originally posted by Puns96SS:
oops my bad!!

it's the front right (passenger). Should I replace both while I'm at it?
Yes...Both! It's not mandatory but Highly suggested. As far as "DIY", That all depends on how inclined you are mechanically and if you have the proper tools and paitence. If not, Remove the Control arm, Take it to a Shop that has a press (And know how to do this), Have them remove the old bushings and Install the new ones! Do a search in the section, There are many good tips and experiences for this process.
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-01-2004, 12:46 PM
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After hearing some of the difficulties other's experienced, I had a shop do the lower & uppers. If you're lucky, unlike me, the shops around you aren't worthless and you'll be able to find a decent machine shop to do it for cheap. Call around to find the best price.
I thought it was a nice deal, took the arms off, dropped them at the shop, picked them up the next day all done.
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-01-2004, 01:40 PM
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My buddy and I did mine ourselves, but would both probably elect to pay a shop to do it next time. We had a 12 ton arbor press, but it's still a tricky operation. But any competent machine shop should be able to do it with ease -- remember that GM used this design of suspension for nearly 40 years, so if you encounter a shop that does not appear familiar with the job, I would walk away and find another.
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-03-2004, 01:32 AM
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My buddy and I did mine ourselves, but would both probably elect to pay a shop to do it next time. We had a 12 ton arbor press, but it's still a tricky operation. But any competent machine shop should be able to do it with ease -- remember that GM used this design of suspension for nearly 40 years, so if you encounter a shop that does not appear familiar with the job, I would walk away and find another.
I Did all of mine also ( F&R...L&R Without a press [img]graemlins/.gif[/img] ). It was a total Joke to find a Competant shop around here to do this [img]graemlins/.gif[/img] . Of the 4 I Called, Only 1 Even knew of the process and Mumbled something about no gaurantee if they bent the Arms . Painfull process but It's done!
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