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Non-Destructive Rear Lower Damper Removal


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1250762 posted 05/14/21 11:16 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Does anyone have suggestions on removing these without destroying? While removing the damper both bushings came out of the damper and left the lower metal bushing that is stuck and integrated rubber bushing behind.

I could of course cut them off, but there's nothing wrong with the performance of these dampers, so I'd like to try and save them.






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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1250770 posted 05/15/21 03:00 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So the inner sleeve froze to the knuckle?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1250795 posted 05/17/21 03:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Small gear puller maybe, see if you can spray some silicon and use a small screwdriver or something to see if you can work the bushing loose from the metal.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1250796 posted 05/17/21 05:58 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
This may be worth a try: If you turn a compressed air can upside down while spraying, it is extremely cold...Spray the rubber (only) liberally as to have it contract and it's possible that you can then pull it off.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1250797 posted 05/17/21 06:04 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Thanks for the suggestions, I'll try a couple of things tonight.

I tried a gear puller, but it can't grab on the rubber bushing and I wouldn't want it to dig in too hard anyway. I do have one thing I might be able to try there as well though.

Will report back with the findings...

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