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    Rear end challenges

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ID:	31080Hello, my name is Isabelo Elisan and I’m relatively new to the forum. I have had my Tess (short for Contessa) since 1974 and I recently decided and started the process of replacing the outer bearings, seals. boot, rubber bushings, and shocks. The 3rd member is fine.
    My present challenge that I would like to request the groups advise/expertise on please, is how do you remove the cylinder shaped bushing for the pivot pin from itís housing part#101?
    I have PB blasted the suborn part for the past couple days with gentle taps but I cannot get it out of itís housing...
    Btw - my supplement manual does not describe just how to go about this and I would gratefully appreciate any support!

    Thank you,
    Isabelo

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    Re: Rear end challenges

    Doesn’t 111 350 02 75 include the housing and rubber bushing as one piece? It’s been twenty years but that’s my memory of the part.

    Walt

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    Re: Rear end challenges

    Thank you Walt,
    Yes, basically the replacement rubber bushing is encased in a metal cartridge and the original bugger is just stuck in the housing.
    Sorry for my poor description but here's a photo of the replacement along side the original.
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    Re: Rear end challenges

    Isabelo,
    I had to use a chisel to very slightly spread the casting to open up the diameter. I was able to tap the whole bushing out. Just be very careful not to over expand and break the casting.
    Gerry Lazo
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    Re: Rear end challenges

    I used an arbor press and the slight separation Gerry mentioned above.

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    Re: Rear end challenges

    Awesome gentleman!
    Thank you for guidance! I feel better now moving forward with a little more gentle persuasion...
    It’s been soaking in Pb blast all night - hopefully, I’ve got the touch.

    Btw - do you recall any tips on getting the new bushing installed?

    Thanks again gentleman,
    Isabelo

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