Sep 11, Sep 12, Seen a few threads on changing the front subframe bushings, but not many details on removing the subframe, or how to support the engine while it's out. Not enough to make me feel comfortable doing it yet, anyway. My subframe needs to be removed so I can blast it and paint it. It's got some rust issues that need shrubremoval.buzzted Reading Time: 5 mins. The bushing removal tool consists of the through bolt, an upper threaded piece that will fit the subframe and pull the bushing as the rod is threaded into it, an upper alignment ring that fits on the bottom of the subframe bushing mount, a bushing receiving cylinder and the lower alignment disc that will support the force of removal.
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Jan 04, Jan 11, The creative steel tool uses this flared area to press the bushing out of the subframe. The flange on the bushing on the '04 is a smaller diameter than the subframe flare, so the tool can sit on the subframe flare to press the sleeve out. Here's a picture of the front subframe cradle bushing on my car ( CTS-V).Estimated Reading Time: 9 mins.
Sep 04, Sep 04, The diff. bushing also needs to be pressed in, and the trailing arm bushings are just as much of a pain to get to as the subframe bushings, if you're trying to do it on the car. The TA bushings do have the benefit of having a rubber outside, as opposed to the metal-ring in the subframe bushings that you have to press out (or hacksaw a slot in. Apr 13, Aug 12, The rack, lines, control arms, sway bar bushings and cradle bushings.
You just need to support the engine from above for the front mount you are disconnecting. SSEi Galaxy Silver with New TEP Trans, A 62, mile engine out of grandma's car, all new front and rear suspension KYB/ Energy Suspension. Feb 23, Feb 28, The front subframe mounts have alignment holes (see red arrow in picture below).
Buy two steel dowel rods the size of the alignment hole and loosly bolt up all four subframe mounts to the body. On each side, slide a dowel through the subframe alignment hole and up into the alignment hole in the body. The subframe is on correctly when the dowel.
This is a demo of how to remove the OEM subframe bushing from the IRS.