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Old August 24th, 2007, 03:15 PM
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Chris Snyder
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Panhard Rod Bushing Replacement

Looking for some tips on how to replace these bushings without a press. I just bought a '91 GDE Range Rover and the bushing on the rod are completely shot to hell.

I've heard of burning the rubber out with a torch. What's the best way to get the metal rings out? And putting them back in? Hammer or vice?

Any tips from experience would be great!

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Old August 24th, 2007, 05:03 PM
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Spend $10 and go to a shop with a press. The metal sleeve has likely rusted to the inside of the panhard rod and it will take an afternoon of burning stinking rubber and a hack saw blade or two before you get the original one out. Then you will beat the new one senseless getting it in again.

Trust me go to a shop then you can spend the afternoon wondering why they still pop when you turn even though you used the factory torque spec. From my experience you will need to crank the things tight.
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Old August 24th, 2007, 10:48 PM
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Brian Jenkinson
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I ended up buy a press to do my panrod and u joint. I tried to use a vise (HUGE VISE at the firehouse) and I ended up bending the vise handle. My little press got them out, but it was scary!!! I ended up wrapping a towel around just in case. I bought my press used, it is the harbour frieght one.

If anyone in Colorado needs to use it just give me a call, I am in morrison. It knocked out the u-joints no problem.

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