A simple way to remove old rubber control arm bushings. There are many different methods for removing the old rubber bushings from the rear control arms. I have tried most of them and came up with this method on my own. It works fast and uses ordinary tools.
I did not need to remove the outer metal sleeve since I was installing the polyurethane.
Sep 13, Get a propane torch and burn -out the bushing rubber, but good! Put the control arm gently in a vise. Cut the bushing out by taking a hacksaw and removing the blade.
Put the blade inside of the bushing and re-assemble the hacksaw handle around it. Saw carefully until you cut the bushing ring, but don't hit the control arm itself!Estimated Reading Time: 5 mins. Jun 18, What is the best way to do this? I purchased new arms and they came with rubber bushings but I want to install the polys from IE that I bought and cannot figure out a way to get the rubbers out!!! I searched for control arm bushing removal and the first 2. Mar 12, The quick way is to burn them out with an Acetylene Torch and then remove the shaft before knocking out the bushings.
If you have a shop press, you can push the shaft and force out one bushing than then slip out the shaft before pushing out the opposite side.