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joedee 09-11-2007 02:58 PM

lower a arm bushing replacement 450sl
 
Hi, Is it possible to replace the lower A-arm bushings without removing the entire A-arm on 75 450SL? Tks, Joe R.

Roncallo 09-11-2007 06:06 PM

I'm sure it is. But without a spring compressor in place it is probably dangerous as all hell.

John Roncallo

ScottinSoCal 09-12-2007 09:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joedee (Post 1617110)
Hi, Is it possible to replace the lower A-arm bushings without removing the entire A-arm on 75 450SL? Tks, Joe R.

Yes, it's possible, and yes it's dangerous as all hell. Even with a spring compressor. I did it on my car because I didn't want to take apart the whole wheel assembly. It took three jacks, two jacks stands, two spring compressors, lots of wrenches, assorted screwdrivers, a large pry bar (I used an axe) and a 5 lb. sledge to get the control arm back in place with the new bushings. It took two days, and it's NOT easy.

I later found out that a Firestone repair shop local to me would have done the whole job for $300 labor and when I do it again for my second car, I'm taking it in to them.

joedee 09-12-2007 08:12 PM

a-arm bushings
 
Thanks guys for the info. Will rethink doing the job myself.

Joe R.
Millersville, Md.


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