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Old September 12th, 2016, 08:29 PM
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OH man! Looks like they were poly bushes?
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Old September 12th, 2016, 08:38 PM
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OH man! Looks like they were poly bushes?
That wouldn't surprise me at all.
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Old December 9th, 2016, 12:53 PM
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I don't have steering play but I do have an audible clunk when turning and I can only hear it when it is wet out so I am suspecting that it is the pan hard rod bushings. I plan to replace them and have them on order. A fellow owner told me that he had play in the pan hard rod bushing so that the bolts were enlarging the hole in the mount which could be very dangerous if the bolt snaps. Has anyone else heard of this happen?
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Let's just say it was the bushings, or complete lack thereof.






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WOW !! I'll have to drop mine & check this too !!
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So what took would you use to press in the new bushings into the pan hard rod? Do you go somewhere to have it done?
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Jack up the front end, loosen the lock nut on top, screw in the play adjustment bolt until the steering slightly binds when turning full lock side to side, back off until no binding, lock in place.
Is there a way to get to the screw on a 300tdi LHD without removing the alternator?
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Old December 11th, 2016, 04:32 PM
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So what took would you use to press in the new bushings into the pan hard rod? Do you go somewhere to have it done?


I bought a new HD panhard rod, so not sure. A vice, or cheap harbor freight press, with a large socket?


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Old December 12th, 2016, 12:44 AM
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I bought a harbor freight press years ago and it has been great replacing bushings. Paid for itself over and over again.
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Old December 12th, 2016, 01:07 AM
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https://www.tigertool.com/product/au...-socket-press/

This is a little spendy but you can find similar crappy Chinese tools that do the same thing.
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Old December 12th, 2016, 10:11 AM
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A floor shop press?

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I bought a harbor freight press years ago and it has been great replacing bushings. Paid for itself over and over again.
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Go with the 20ton. I use mine all the time!
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I have one from HF and have never had any issues with it. Mine looks just like that but is orange. Definitely do not use a vice for that, it is the wrong tool for the job.
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Old December 12th, 2016, 07:21 PM
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I've used a vice for that job before? Basically anything that is able to press the new bushing home without damaging anything is ok. Some methods are just easier than others.

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