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Steve

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« Reply #45 on: July 22, 2013, 09:01:39 PM »

What are you thinking Ed.
The bushings are an assembly.  When removing the shaft, hopefully the bushing stays on the shaft assembled.  You usually end up chissling out the insert in the control arm and grinding the inner sleeve real thin and splitting it off the shaft.  A real PITA
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« Reply #46 on: July 23, 2013, 07:13:02 AM »

Absolutely, and yes, they are a pain to replace, but a polygraphite bushing retains the factory original metal shells, one that is on the lower control arm and the one on the spindle, so both stay in place and a poly bushing is greased and simply pushed into place. Bashing and cutting not needed. The earlier directions I gave were the best way to remove the bushing shells and replace the whole bushing, and if one does not want to go to all this work, which is about an hour a bushing when you have practice, spend the money on poly bushings and be done with it.
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« Reply #47 on: July 28, 2013, 08:45:32 AM »

Welp, I broke down and had a shop swap the bushings for me. I didn't want to brake anything. The drivers side is back together, going to be working on the passengers side today, then just need to bleed the brakes, and take it to get the alignment done. I'm getting antsy to drive her again. It's been a couple of months due to the heat. LOL!! Will post pics later on today.
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« Reply #48 on: July 28, 2013, 09:23:42 AM »

Yeah, sure saves a lot of time, and they usually know what they are doing, so time and money is worth the effort.
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« Reply #49 on: August 03, 2013, 01:17:41 PM »

So update, work is finished....or so I thought...the threading on the new tie rod end is too long to get the car aligned. I need to get shorter ones. The drivers side is off by 1.66° and passenger side is off 3°…fun.
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« Reply #50 on: August 13, 2013, 08:50:22 AM »

Ok, so I'm trying to work with PST to get different tie rod ends, and they have a few different ones for that year of Chrysler. Does anybody know where I can find the measurements for the Saratoga outter ends?  Thanks!





 
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« Reply #51 on: August 13, 2013, 02:40:42 PM »

measure the old ones
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