Control arm bushings

Tiny
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Hi,
This is my first time on this site and I thinks it's great. I do have a question though. I Have a 1991 Chevy 1500, 350 5.7 Liter with 265,000 miles and I need to replace all of my upper control arm bushings. I did some research and found out that only 35 series bushings are replaceable and the 15/25 series bushings are welded in place. So My question is, how can I find out which type I have before I invest in anything?
Thanks, Adam
Corpus Christi, Texas
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Friday, February 23rd, 2007 AT 12:21 PM

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Tiny
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If you have the c model rwd only with independent suspesion you can replace the bushings, if you need part #s let me know
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Friday, February 23rd, 2007 AT 12:35 PM
Tiny
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Thanks, Chevy11
I do have a 2wd with independant suspension, so I guess all I need is some bushings and some elbow grease.
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Friday, February 23rd, 2007 AT 2:24 PM
Tiny
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Do you need help with disassembly? If so let me know we will help you out safely
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Friday, February 23rd, 2007 AT 2:38 PM
Tiny
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Thanks, chevy11
I think as far as as disassemly goes, I have it pretty much figured out. I have the tools, floor jack, spring compressors, c-clamp and a good old hammer. I'm going to be working on it with a buddy who works at autozone, so between the two of us we should be able to tackle them. I have my always helpful haynes manual and a couple of how to articles for my truck model. Although most jobs always turn out tougher than to be expected, patience is my most valuable tool. Wish me luck. Thanks, Adam
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Friday, February 23rd, 2007 AT 3:29 PM
Tiny
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You dont really need spring compressors, jack up your first side under the control arm, pull the wheel, grab a hunk of chain and run it through the spring and the hole in the lower control arm and secure it, I use a lcok, this will prevent the spring from taking your head off incase the jack lets go, now jack the frt up more once the spring wont compress anymore on its own you should be safe to start unbolting the upper ball joint, when thats done two bolts on the frame holding the upper to it, make sure you pull the shims out and relace them the same, if you dont you will have alignment issues, one those two bolts are out you pan wiggle the upper control arm off, remove the center bar, press the bushings out and then back in and reverse, oh and soak every nut and bolt you need to the night before so you dont struggle you can use the spring compressor if you want, I can say I never have but to each his own, good luck and let us know how bad you busted your knuckles, lol

jim
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