'81 240 trailing arm bushing replacement...done!

Discussion in 'Volvo 240' started by KHanawalt, May 31, 2004.

  1. KHanawalt

    KHanawalt Guest

    I bought the poly ones from FCP Groton so I wouldn't have to buy/rent/fabricate
    a tool to press out the old ones. These bushings use the old sleeves. I only
    needed the ones at the axle. All my other bushings looked pretty good.

    What a snap! I thought it would be a tough job. I just drilled some holes in
    the rubber, then used a torch to heat them. Right. As soon as the torch
    touches the rubber, it ignites. That actually expedites the process. Then as
    the rubber loosens/softens, you can use a chisel or screwdriver to just push
    the messy stuff out of the sleeve.

    I used a 2" wire wheel on an electric drill to finish cleaning out the sleeves.
    Since the exhaust is close to the right side bushing, I used a 90-degree angle
    drill attachment I got at Harbor Freight for $10 or so.

    The bushings I had put in the freezer until I was ready to install them, so
    they would be contracted and easier to push in.

    They went in easily, and the center steel was a little more difficult to push
    in, but the grease that comes with the bushings made it doable.

    Now I have no clunk, no driveline vibration, no changing of direction when I
    apply or lift off the throttle. Very nice!!
    KennyH

    Horsepower is cheaper than therapy.
     
    KHanawalt, May 31, 2004
    #1
    1. Advertisements

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum.
Similar Threads
  1. Enoch Zembecowicz

    78 245 Trailing arm

    Enoch Zembecowicz, Nov 12, 2003, in forum: Volvo 240
    Replies:
    5
    Views:
    274
    James Sweet
    Nov 16, 2003
  2. Teppo Tulppu

    850 (1993): Control arm bushing???

    Teppo Tulppu, Aug 5, 2005, in forum: Volvo 850
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    401
    Teppo Tulppu
    Aug 5, 2005
  3. Jeffrey C Honig
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    373
    Jeffrey C Honig
    Sep 3, 2006
  4. ekkypoo

    Trailing arm bushes

    ekkypoo, Oct 25, 2006, in forum: General Motoring
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    249
  5. Kreal
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    898
    manoduv
    Feb 28, 2014
Loading...

Share This Page