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Changing UCA and LCA bushings

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by PhoenixTaco, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. Jun 7, 2013 at 1:02 AM
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  2. Jun 7, 2013 at 1:05 AM
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  3. Jun 7, 2013 at 7:32 AM
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    Subbed - I also need to do this.
     
  4. Jun 7, 2013 at 9:32 AM
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    i just did this not to long ago. very time consuming and if you have never done it before it can be very frustrating. just take your control arms to a shop and have them swap out the bushings for you. its worth the money. atleast thats what i did.
     
  6. Jun 7, 2013 at 12:36 PM
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    Did you have to get an alignment done after you did this?
     
  7. Jun 7, 2013 at 1:06 PM
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    Yes, you should get it aligned, as removing the control arms involves removing the alignment cams.

    I did an eyeball alignment, as I'm waiting for my suspension to settle before I get it aligned.
     
  8. Jun 7, 2013 at 5:30 PM
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    I literally had to get my truck aligned like 3 times in the past 4 months.. But yeah I agree on that! Do you know any threads that show you do to do it?
     
  9. Jun 7, 2013 at 5:38 PM
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    Install the bushings? Post #4^ ;-)
     
  10. Jun 7, 2013 at 5:40 PM
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    If you keep getting alignment issues, the tech may not be torquing your control arm bolts down enough, allowing them to move around, throwing off your alignment.
     
  11. Jun 7, 2013 at 9:34 PM
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    Well the reasons I've had to do the alignment 3 times was because I got new upper ball joints, then new wheels and tires, and then I just got a new steering rack so thats why.
     
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