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I'm new to this forum. I recently replaced the four struts with Tokico's, oem mounts front and back , oem sway bar end links and Energy Suspension sway bar bushings. Big positive difference and well worth the cost and effort. I also purchased the Energy suspension rear control arm bushing set # 8.3118 which has 8 polyurethane bushings and 8 steel inserts. I removed one end of a control arm and I can't see how this new set of bushings will fit.
Anyone have experience or knowledge regarding the rear control arm bushing?

98 Avalon
 

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The old bushings need to be removed, then you can install the new bushings.

The bushings are pressed in, so their a bitch to remove. You need a press or you can heat em up with a torch and pound them out.

My buddy and I used the torch method on the control arms for his Mustang. Then we used a vise, sockets, and some extensions to press the new bushings in.
 

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I also have a 1998 and want to know where I can go for parts beside the dealer for the bushings and the struts.Please can you help me
Canuk
 

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make sure the bushings dount have OUTER sleeves on em.. oh that was a headache for the engine dogbone :p

drove the car to a suspension shop and they put the new bushing in in 2 minutes, gave him beer for a job well done :)
 

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Canuck said:
Hello
I also have a 1998 and want to know where I can go for parts beside the dealer for the bushings and the struts.Please can you help me
Canuk

I got Energy Suspension bushings from Performance Improvements here in Toronto. The Tokico struts were bought on eBay from a guy in California. I suggest you also at least change the front strut mounts, I used Toyota ones and check the strut bearings that they are clean and well greased. I didn't change the spring seats which was a mistake since they have since deteriorated and the springs are contacting the strut seat directly causing a squeak, especially in the rear. I now have to do the whole job over again just for the spring seats. Check the swaybar end links to make sure they are tight around the ball joints. My swaybar bushings were worn out front and back. You'll need a strut spring compressor, a set of metric sockets. A 1/2' socket set with a 14" johnson bar is needed to get the larger nuts and bolts off. I used a haynes manual as a guide. On reassemby, torque to specs, so you'll need a torque wrench too.
 
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