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Replacement of Lower Wishbone Bushes


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I need to replace the lower wishbone bushes on a 94 Classic SE. Understand these to be Y9 bushes.

What is the easiest sequence to do this job with the minimum of stripping down.

The anti roll bar bushes also need replacing but this is straight forward again Y9 bushes. 

Gordon

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Basically the lower wishbone will have to come out. You could get away with just disconnecting the wishbone from the upright, supporting the upright then removing the two mounting bolts & shim washers to remove wishbone.

Good luck with removing the old bushes. Patience, blunt force trauma & a degree of ingenuity may be required. *smash*

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If you going to the effort of removing the wishbones to replace the rubber bushes, its worth considering replacing the spherical bearings for the upright at the other end of the wishbone.  These are held in by a circlip and probably need some violence if old and seized. 

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Y9s dont have an outer metal sleeve so should be much easier. 

I helped Tazio reassemble his BDR which had a similar ARB / top link arrangement and IIRC the ARB rubbers into the top link were a bit of a fight but not too bad. You need a bit of lube!

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If you decide to change the lower spherical bearings don't forget to remove the circlip first then soak in WD40 or Plus Gas over a cuppa. Use bearing lock when fitting the replacements.

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