You can replace the trailing arm bushing without removing the whole rear assembly. It does require some tools.
Hydraulic floor jack
and of course the normal tools for removing nuts and bolts.
and my favorite
used this on both the front and rear rebuild
you can unbolt the subframe bushings and the subframe will still be suported by the differential mount.
I found it best to remove the trailing arm completely to r+r the traiiling arm bushings. Just not enough room to work on the bushings with the trainling arm in the car.
To remove the trailing arm you have to remove the coil spring and hydraulic strut. Disconnect the brake hose, sway bar link and its easier if you remove the caliper and rotor.
Once you have r+r the sub and trailing arm bushing you can now r+r the differential mount. Then the rubber is all new for you.
As I said review the Shop manual and my posts. Also look ar Thomaspins web site.
W126 differential reseal/refill - illustrated
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Last edited by dmorrison; 04-12-2003 at 01:30 AM.