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    Posted: May/02/2017 at 7:37pm
Does anyone know of someone who replaces the bushing in the front spring seat saddles?
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It's not that hard to do yourself...
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Yep can be done easy by grilling them on the top rack with the lid closed on low to raise enough heat to make them start to smoke. Use a wide jaw plier with a towel wrapped around the tube and wack the pin through with a wood block. Took all but 15 minutes once the they were in the grill, removed and pins driven out.

Notice I said wood block... Once the rubber smokes, it will be soft enough to press out by hand.
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john elle to the rescue:


i ran this fix for years. worked great. at that time no one knew where to find the replacement part, for some reason now lost.
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Thanks for the info going to do it myself.
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Originally posted by green70AMX green70AMX wrote:

Thanks for the info going to do it myself.



Those replacement bushings are almost impossible to find.
You may look into using a 1988 Mazda 323 GTX lateral link and press out the bushings to fit inside your tube of the perch. Problem is you will spend about $50 in the two links.

You may get lucky and find a car at pick and pull, some have the energy suspension bushings to grab.

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American Parts Depot sells the saddle bushings for $69 each.
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The replacement bushing are readily available.   FYI, when replacing the bushing, be sure to look to see if the sleeve t is tack welded in a couple of spots.  I have seen this once or twice. 

If you are pressing out the bushing, be sure to put a piece of wood cut to fit the width of the spring perch.  That way it does not get bent under the pressure.  Old pieces of hardwood flooring is what I use to make a custom fit.

Otherwise, burn out the rubber with propane torch and then remove the pin.  Then cut out the remaining sleeve to replace with the new one.
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Amazon normally has the bushings available. Today they're $31.

https://www.amazon.com/Rare-Parts-RP15151-Spring-Bushing/dp/B004A31MVO/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1493957461&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=spring+seat+bushing+delco

Not sure why the link doesn't seem to work, but search Amazon for Rare Parts RP15151

Summit also lists the Delco version for the same price:  ACDELCO 45G8029



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