1985 Other Porsche Models Replacement of lower control arm b

  • 1985 PORSCHE
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • 121,000 MILES
This car cannot pass inspection without replacement of the control arm bushing. It looks like a simple rubber bushing through or around a large bolt. It looks like it would be easy for me to replace, but my haynes manual is not clear and says that it may need a hydraulic press to be replaced. It is the bolt and bushing closest to the oil pan (center of car). Please advise? Should I just take it to somebody? Looking at it, it simply looks like I could undo it, slip a new bushing on th arm and run the bolt back down on its nut.
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Sunday, October 26th, 2008 AT 7:24 PM

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I have attached a pic for you. What they are talking about is many of those bushings are pressed in. If they were not tight in the control arm they would flop around. The bolt and nut hold it into position and connect it to the car. What I have done is removed the control arms and take them and the parts to an automotive machine shop. They have the presses there to press the old out and the new in. Check around first to make sure they do it. Also, sometimes it is less expensive to replace the entire control are with the bushing already installed in it. I could compare to see.

Also, since you have it apart you may consider replacing the other control arm bushings also. All of the parts have been there since 1995. When you replace just one item, it is stronger than all of the others and puts more force on them. Soon you are changing them out too. Just my thought/suggestion.

Also, you didn't say but this is the information on a 944 since you didn't specify.



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Sunday, October 26th, 2008 AT 8:52 PM

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