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.
homemade press , Pressing in control arm bushings
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
How to remove control arm bushings
How to remove - install control arm bushings
& anti roll sway bar eye bolt bush.
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HOW TO: Installing VW Polyurethane Lower Control Arm Bushings without a Press
2003 VW TDI 1.9L Diesel Lower Control Arm Bushings are Hard to line-up, but
with a bolt , some grease and some washers the small one is a breeze. The
larger bushing requires force. I used an anvel with a screw type attached
vise and an 8" block of 2x4 wood. Once again the grease was the key. For
the big bushing you will need helping hands (it is a two person job).
How To Find Suspension Noises 101 - EricTheCarGuy
How To Find Suspension Noises 101 - EricTheCarGuy
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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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Replacing 01-05 Honda Civic Front Lower Control Arm Bushings
I discovered my wifes civic had horribly bad lower control arm bushing wore
out and when we hit certain bumbs or turns it would clunk real bad. In this
video i show how to replace these bushings with the performance
replacements by Energy Suspension. The OEM ones are crap, Its money in the
bank to replace them with these and not even look at the stock OEM ones.
They have Red and Black ones.
Part number for red ones: 16.3116r
Part number for black ones: 16.3116g
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CONTROL ARM BUSHINGS
THIS IS A SHORT VIDEO TO HELP SHOW HOW TO REPLACE THE CONTROL ARM BUSHINGS
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