Jun 20, I have been using a ball joint press to remove the bushings. It just seems easier to setup than the press, and the ball joint press has a bunch of adaptors with it. It is the OTC kit, but the down side is it costs more than the Hydraulic press. If getting a press, get the Aug 16, Simply set up the press with a large cup on the arm that is large enough to accept the outer shell. Select a driver that matches the diameter of the outer shell for the inside of the control arm bushing (where you will be pressing it out), and slowly drive the control arm bushing out.
Reverse the operation to install the new bushing. Oct 13, Removing the OE Bushing. Before you can install your new bushing, you have to remove the old one.
If you need help removing your OE bushing, check out our How-To Burn Out Bushings: The Right Way article.
Be sure to consult your installation instructions before you remove the outer shell, as a lot of aftermarket bushings require the use of the OE shell.Estimated Reading Time: 7 mins. Sep 20, I had to use my press in reverse to make it work, I used a combination of bearing races I had laying around that matched the the bushing diameter, to remove and install, Installing is the easy part, its removing that will make you regret not just buy the control arm and ball joint already assembled.
All that is required is to remove your lower control arm, press out the OE bushing (we offer press tools as an option), press in the MPP bearing and re-install, along with dowel pins. NOTE: You know your OE front lower control arm is coming loose if you hear a loud clunk during aggressive braking.