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Removing rear delta link end link bushing, jack up one side of the car?

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Re: Removing rear delta link end link bushing, jack up one side of the car?

Post by Chuck W » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:38 pm

Drilling has worked better for me than heat/melting.
Also less messy option.

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Re: Removing rear delta link end link bushing, jack up one side of the car?

Post by LOB » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:11 am

Thanks for all answers! I'll might do both heat and drilling. Is there consensus that you need to remove the passenger side of the rear sway bar?

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Re: Removing rear delta link end link bushing, jack up one side of the car?

Post by Keithnysm » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:33 pm

I am a new member here but have read several Forums on the Delta link bushing change. I was wondering if you had finished your links changes and if you may be interested in Loaning out the tool. When I look at purchasing the tool, it seems to have a very high failure rate. The tool looks to be made of aluminum. This may have been fine when these cars were only a few years old but now that we are talking 20 years these someone need to build a tool from steel. I wish I had a Machine shop or would build my own.

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Re: Removing rear delta link end link bushing, jack up one side of the car?

Post by Keithnysm » Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:51 pm

Well I did the Delta link end bushing change. It took me a total of 5 hours to do both sides. I did not buy the special tool I made one from a steering wheel universal puller and a piece of bed frame angle iron. Worked like a champ. If anyone is interested I can take a few pics and go further into the process and how I used my own tools. No welding, no bending.
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Re: Removing rear delta link end link bushing, jack up one side of the car?

Post by abscate » Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:08 pm

Would love to see pictures to see your approach

Well done, this is a nasty job. Ive done two, one literally fell apart in my hands, the other one was Hades.
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Re: Removing rear delta link end link bushing, jack up one side of the car?

Post by Keithnysm » Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:38 pm

I will take some pictures this weekend and upload them.

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