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    trying to remove the front radius arm, it's impossible to open the front nut with a socket or even a ring wrench, because the cross member is on the way, only with an open end wrench, and this can damage the nut but more improtantly doesn't allow to torque it up.what's the solution?
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    The housing through which the front of the arm goes needs to be removed. There are 3 bolts. Two of them don't go into nuts.....they go into the threaded rectangular piece you will see if you look into your engine bay. It sits on top of a chassis rail.
    You may be able to just loosen them all off and drop it down....I'm not sure. It may well be more convenient, as you will need leverage to undo the large nut.
    Are you replacing the front rubber flexi bushing in that housing ? If so, there is a special way to do it.
    You press it in with a vise, and a socket (or equivalent) pushing on the INSIDE metal sleeve. As this gets pushed in, it contracts the outer diameter of the rubber bush to enable it to go in. Do not use grease. Some people use brake fluid; I use saliva (a front-end specialist told me this).

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    yes, i'm wanting to replace them, or at least to check them. pressing only on the metal sleeve won't tear apart the bush? i was thinking to press on the circumference.

    and how do you insert the smaller bushes of the main arms? (those which are rubber and metal)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2pac View Post
    pressing only on the metal sleeve won't tear apart the bush?
    No...it SEEMS like you will, but you won't. A very experienced Peugeot mechanic told me this. Just use a lot of brake fluid or saliva and it will go in. It simply won't go in completely otherwise.
    Smaller bushes ? Do you mean the 2 cone-shaped bushes which go on each side ? 4 in total ? Take off the whole arm.
    They fit in easily enough.

    If you mean the control arm inner bushes, you need to find someone with a bearing press to get them out & in. Sometimes you can do it in a vise, but it will need to be a big vise. I once partly ruined the thread in a friend's vise by doing this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beano View Post
    Just use a lot of brake fluid or saliva and it will go in.
    I use dishwashing detergent.
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    If you mean the control arm inner bushes, you need to find someone with a bearing press to get them out & in. Sometimes you can do it in a vise, but it will need to be a big vise. I once partly ruined the thread in a friend's vise by doing this.
    yep. i once inserted similar bushes, only bigger, in a mk2 golf using a vice with no problem.

    to get them out the method is cutting through the rubber with a saw to take out the core, then hammering on the metal edge to fold it inwards.

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    I have burnt out many of the inner cotrol arm bushes, (smelly smoke) but then I dont do it in the suburbs! Get them going with a gas flame and then go and make a cup of tea. Dont quench the hot iron with cold water as this will make the arms brittle. When fairly cool take your hacksaw apart and cut outwards from the inside, carefully, until you can start a tear with a screwdriver. Then if you make sure there are no burrs on the bushes and the mating surface in the arm is really smooth (use fine emery paper), it's a doddle with a vise. Oil helps. But be aware there are two types of bush. The later ones are more resistive of cornering forces as they have an extra mid positioned tube embedded in the rubber. Jon Hardy
    Currently own '69 404, '72 504 (V6), '72 504 cpe 4cyl (unrest), '74? 504 ti x2, '76 504 auto, '76 504 ti on gas, '80 604SL '81 505(ti) ba10/5 '83 505 (ti) ba7/5 fam,
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