960 front suspension bushes

Discussion in 'Volvo 960' started by Andy Dingley, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. Andy Dingley

    Andy Dingley Guest

    My '95 960 (2.5 l straight 6) has just failed its annual MOT
    inspection for front suspension rubber bush wear on the lower arm.
    Anyone fixed these before? I've never had to work on the 960
    suspension before.

    Do I replace arms, or just bushes? How much effort are the bushes to
    press-out / press-in? Anything else that's going to need replacement,
    just for breaking whenever I go near it? Just how much suspension do
    I need to dismantle to get to this stuff?

    Thanks for any advice
    Andy Dingley, Oct 29, 2008
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    James Sweet Guest

    Are these the cone shaped bushings on the control rods? If so, then you
    don't need any special tools to replace them, just unbolt the rods and
    change the bushings. If it's any of the others, you'll need to press
    them, I've had success with a large bench vise and some creativity.
    James Sweet, Oct 29, 2008
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    Tony Guest

    I've changed the cone shaped ones, mostly easy but the metal parts of
    the bush had rusted into the arm and needed chipped out. makes a nice
    improvement to the steering feel.
    Tony, Nov 6, 2008
  4. Andy Dingley

    James Sweet Guest

    I forget sometimes that cars rust in some areas, that can be a real
    pain. Some P'Blaster usually helps loosen up rusted parts.

    If Volvo had made cars out of stainless steel they'd last 100 years.
    James Sweet, Nov 6, 2008
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    Mr. V Guest

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    Leftie Guest

    The Austin 'Big Healey' was made with a stainless steel body. It
    also rusted - electrolytic corrosion from the body being used as the
    ground circuit...
    Leftie, Nov 7, 2008
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