Rip, tear, rip, tear. Out it all came and new everything went in.
- Ball joints, top and bottom
- Upper and lower control arm bushings
- Outer tie rods
- Center tie rod
- Idler arm
- Sway bar bushings
- Sway bar links and bushings
- Trailing arm bushings (both ends)
- Panhard rod busings
- Track rod bushings
- Shocks, front and rear
Another trick that is often overlooked is that all the bolts and nuts that lock down the bushings need to be tightened with the car down on the ground, not up in the air on a lift or jacks. The reason is to ensure that the bushings are in their relaxed position when the car is level on the ground, and that they twist and deflect when the car bounces up or down. That way the car wants to return to it's natural position. If you tighten them down with the car in the air then the bushings will all be twisted and stressed when the car is flat on the ground.
Well, once on the ground and tightened up, wow, what a difference. Suspension is a wonderful thing, and working suspension is a more wonderful thing. On to the next probem.....
|Suspension all removed|
|Control arms back in with new bushing|
|Spring and shock back in|
|And finally the wheel hub|
|Both sides, all done except for the steering links|