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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-13-2019, 05:43 PM
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When all else fails, just read the manual:



yes, the new bushing must be oriented correctly, and dont use grease when installing them. Any good shop with a press can get them in for you.
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As others have said, if one component is failing, chances are others are not far behind. I am currently in the middle of refreshing my front suspension and have taken lots of pictures along the way.

@liviu165 has a great write up here that shows the orientation of the bushings. There is also a specific tool to press the bushing end caps on. He has the MB specific tool but also built his own. Definitely worth a read. I actually sent my LCAs to him as none of the local indy mechanics have inspired any confidence in me.

On page two @MT_Merc indicates the flats of the bushings are to be level with the ground when they are installed.

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Thanks, Jeff. The flats are supposed to be paralel with the flat on the LCA wich will hold the spring's plate (middle picture, just before the bushing was pressed in)

I actually do not have the MB specific tool, but inspired my tools from the pictures in the FRM. I googled the MB tool to press the bushings, but I was never able to find one single actual picture of it. In the end I made my own (first picture) and they worked perfectly.
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