Dodge Neon Control Arm Bushing Replacement
I replaced the bushings for the control arms in my 2nd generation Dodge
Neon. It's not as thorough as most of my videos because of the extreme
temps during filming, but it should get you through it for sure. Note that
this process is virtually identical for the 1st and 2nd gen cars. This one
was a 2005.
The 1st gen cars don't have the dimple in the floor for cutting, and I'm
not sure if the torque specs are the same so double check that. Also be
sure to follow the directions from the bushing manufacturer as they are
different between brands.
How to Replace Control Arm Bushings (EASY)
Control Arm Bushing Replacement, This video will show you how to easily
replace Upper Control Arm bushings (press the old ones out and press the
new ones in with common tools). This job is fast and easy and can be done
with basic hand tools and a ball joint or bushing press which you can rent
for free at your local parts store.
You can also use this method to replace bushings in your leaf springs and
pretty much anything that has pressed in bushings!
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Here is the press kit I was using (and I like a lot):
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Dodge Neon - Front Wheel Bearing Replacement
Replacement of the front driver's side wheel bearing on a 2001 Dodge Neon.
This video Covers the following areas:
Removing the Caliper and Rotor
Removal of the Knuckle Assembly
Pressing out the Hub and Bearing from the knuckle assembly using an
The use of a Bearing Splitter
How to remove control arm bushings
How to remove - install control arm bushings
& anti roll sway bar eye bolt bush.
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homemade press , Pressing in control arm bushings
New video here Removing wheel bearings
Homemade Hydraulic shop press with 20 ton jack. Pressing in energy
suspension bushings and progress spherical bearings on honda civic lower
control arms. 2x2" square steel 1/4" thick. 3/16 square tube works great
too. The outside dimensions are about 21" tall x 18" wide. updates below.
Update added thick top plates and a base.
- The most difficult part in making this frame with single top and bottom
tube is you have to make sure the top and bottom square tubes is absolutely
parallel to each other. Not only from side to side but from front and back.
This is a little difficult , if you are welding , make tacks then check and
adjust if necessary. If the tubes is not parallel then the part will try to
come out when the force is applied. This is why the single top tube is not
so great idea or if you look at a real press it has 2 tubes at the base
where the part sits.
- If all you have is 1/16 thick tube it will work with most bushings but
you need to protect the top tube with a plate(i write about that below)
- If you make this , try to protect the top bar by using a plate, you can
see I have the black plate tied to the top tube , if you do not use a thick
plate here to spread the load you can easily damage the top bar, if you
look at the orange frame in the background you can see how that one is
damaged. If you are pressing in some soft or easy bushings then you do not
need that part but if you are pressing in something difficult that requires
a lot of force then use something to protect the top.
Wood press - there is a video on youtube about a wood press pressing in a
wheel bearing it is amazing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krbrm1bN-Mg I
tried wood to press out control arm bushings but they were so tight and the
whole frame flexed so it did not work for me but maybe you can make it
Lower control arm bushing-How to replace in 15 minutes- FWD- East Lansing Michigan
Lower control arm bushing- how to replace-In this video Sam from
http://www.professionalfleet.com in East Lansing Michigan will show you how
to replace a lower control arm bushing in less than 15 minutes.
This lower control arm bushing replacement procedure can be used on many
FWD Chevy, Buick, Pontiac, Oldsmobile and Cadillac vehicles. This will also
work on many other FWD vehicles.
This method is the one we use in our shop every day. We show you the tools
needed and an exact step by step process.
If you run into any issues like we did on this one an alternative method is
Please take the time to comment, like and share our video.
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2004 PT Cruiser Front Wheel Bearing Replacement Part I
Removal of the Knuckle - before replacing the front wheel bearing, first
remove the steering knuckle. This documents the process of removing the
steering knuckle from the car. From this point, the knuckle, hub, and
bearing assembly along with the new bearing can be taken to a machine shop
to replace the bearing. Or you can go to Part II: The Knuckle Strikes Back
How To Find Suspension Noises 101 - EricTheCarGuy
How To Find Suspension Noises 101 - EricTheCarGuy
This is probably one of the most popular questions that I get so I'm happy
to bring you this one because I know it's going to save me some typing. I
may have missed a couple of things but I believe I've covered the basics on
this one so this video should give you more than enough to start with.
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Auto Repair Tip Wilmington Delaware - Lower Control Arm Bushings Dodge Neon
Welcome To Buckley's Auto Care. 302-999-8285.
Here we have a Dodge/Plymouth Neon that has a bad case of worn lower
control arm bushings. Note how the bushing is rising outside of the arm.
This can lead to sloppy steering and premature wear on the tires. Not to
mention a loud clunking sound on severe situations. We always recommend
replacing the entire lower control arm with the bushings. Afterwards, a
professional wheel alignment is necessary.
Buckley's Auto Care
1604 E. Newport Pike
Wilmington, Delaware 19804
Service Hours: 7AM - 6PM Mon-Friday.
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