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Old 06-11-2011, 04:52 PM   #11
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The rear bushings usually fall out by themselves, or with a bit of prying with a screw driver. They are easily installed with a c-clamp.

The front bushings cannot be removed with a c-clamp. You really want to torch them out.
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Old 06-22-2011, 03:55 AM   #12
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The key to not having squeaks is using never seize on the bushings or even a water proof grease on all sleeves and bolts that touch each other..
I used the stuff that was included in the kit... it obviously is not waterproof. Oh well.
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Old 06-22-2011, 04:13 AM   #13
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The stuff that comes in the kit is a synthetic, water proof grease. Did you get any on your fingers? You bet your bum it's water-proof.

I have used this: http://www.super-lube.com/

I have used Never-Seize.

I have used Moly Slip grease.

All with reasonable success.
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i like my poly bushings even though they just started to squeak
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:27 AM   #15
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Ok so I am going to order all of my bushings, and I get where 3 of the 4 are but where is the front strut rod? I am not finding it in my repair manual. Could someone post a pic of its location please? Great write up, I look forward to tackling this project.
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Ok so I am going to order all of my bushings, and I get where 3 of the 4 are but where is the front strut rod? I am not finding it in my repair manual. Could someone post a pic of its location please? Great write up, I look forward to tackling this project.
Look right under your front valance

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Old 07-06-2012, 08:44 PM   #17
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:59 AM   #18
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Will these parts also work on a 98 2WD XE? Energy suspension only lists parts for hardbody..
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:58 AM   #19
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Will these parts also work on a 98 2WD XE? Energy suspension only lists parts for hardbody..
Yes the frontier bushings are the same size.
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I just did all of this to my D21. I used Permatex Synthetic Disc Brake Caliper Lube as a grease. It is very thick and sticky. No squeaks so far.

Also, just a tip . . .

On the front lower control arm bushings, the ones in that are actually in the cross member, do not destroy the metal sleeve that surrounds the rubber bushing. That needs to stay inside the frame. Ask me how I know.

I had to make a sleeve for the first one I done because I had no instructions and I did not realize that sleeve needed to stay there. I used the metal rock guard off of an old shock absorber to make a sleeve. I cut the round tube to length, split it down its length and cut it until it could be reduced in radius enough to fit into the frame hole.

I noticed that some bushing kits come with metal sleeves on them but mine did not.
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