How to remove strutrods bushingS?

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Removed the rods today and couldn’t remove the big bushings in the eyes. I could be destructive as I will replace them, but want to stay civilized till I know how :)

both cups seams to be flanged om the inner tubing... Do they need to be unscrewed somehow? I could rotate them a tad, but looked like a waste of time.

 

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Try this , Insert the strut rod from the front and move the bar back and forth which should help  break the rubber away from the rusted inner sleeve.

 

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You mean it’s hold just by a groove in rubber where It touches the frame? A bit like a grommet?
mm gonna hammer a large screwdriver there then... 

thx for the info

 

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If they are factory original bushings, they inner sleeve is swedged over the washer. You might need to grind or chisel the swedge off. 

 

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Yes they are. Haaaa so these were "locked" in place at the plant. Ok, so will grind that from the back to free the washer from the cylinder/sleeve, push it toward front and rubber should follow after I'll massage it out of the center groove. This is what I thought looking at it, but as there are 2 squarish shapes on the washers, I thought may be there was some more elegant method to get them out...

Thanks for the tips guys. Guess I'll be barbaric then :D

 
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