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Replacing leaf spring bushing with out removing spring.

The best way to remove these bushings is to use a torch and set the rubber on fire. Let it burn one to two minutes then hit the eye so the rubber and the inner sleeve falls out. Then use a punch and a hammer and catch the end of the outer sleeve and curl it over.

Once enough of the sleeve has been bent over the sleeve can be driven out.

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The other bushing is the sleeve that Estimated Reading Time: 1 min. Feb 27, 1. Cut through the metal bushing with a hacksaw cutting it into halves. 2. Soak it in PB blaster or dishwashing soap (i like the soap) 3. Place a large socket on the backside that the bushing will slide into and use a deepwell socket slightly smaller than the outer lip of the bushing. 4. Place it in your vice or press and push them out.

Jul 25, stop prying on the leaf spring eye, that's a recipe for disaster. Put the bushings in the freezer. Clean the leaf spring eyes with a wire brush. Coat the entire leaf spring eye with grease.

press in new bushings using vise/ginormous c clamp/BFH and blocks of wood. Only take one bushing out of the freezer at a time, work quickly. Bi-Metal Bushings offered at ATS. Leaf Spring Eye Bushings, Bi Metal, Outer steel sleeve, grooved and dimpled. Easy install, will not crush as easily as full bronze spring bushings.

Spring Eye Bushings require less reaming of leaf spring eye bushings. Apr 04, Energy bushings, leaf spring sleev removal.

Thanks again everyone.

Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 6 of 6 Posts. T. tnxman Registered. Joined Jan 21, Posts. Discussion Starter #1 Apr 4, Do I remove the sleev in the leaf spring to install energy poly bushings??