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6N Front Control Arm - Rear Bushing Change


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JBrown

Hi All,

 

Apologies if there is already a topic for this, but I couldn't find one anywhere, so figured that I'd make one.

 

I need to replace the rear bushings for the lower control arm on my 1998 6N Polo. I have managed to get the bushings from my local VW dealer. I was wondering if anyone had done this before and knows how to do it easily, or has any tips for the process?

 

I would be very thankful of help that anyone can give.

 

Thanks in advance,

Jack

 

P.S. Please find attached a photo of the bushing that I am talking about.

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You really need a hydraulic press to do those ones. Slight chance of doing them with a big vice, but it's not really worth the hassle. 6n wishbones aren't particularly expensive to buy new, ready built up with all the bushes in. 

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JBrown

Just in case anyone looks to this in the future for advice.

 

I took the lower control arm off the car and drilled some holes out of the rubber part of the suspension mount, before using a jigsaw to cut out the central part of the mount. I then cut through the metal casing of the mount with a Dremel cutting disc, although a hacksaw could be used.

At this point I had a lower control arm with no rear mount. The first rear bushing went in after several hours of fighting. For the second control arm I took the control arm and the mount to a local independent garage, who kindly pressed the bushing in for £15 - This is definitely the way I would do it if I ever had to do it again.   

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