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A-arm Bushings

SAFETY FIRST: Protective gloves and eyewear are recommended at this point.

Note: These instructions are very general, and you should have a service manual for your particular vehicle to get a better understanding of your particular setup and have factory recommended torque levels and specifications on hand.

Check out the Additional Service Information Resources for more information on finding service information for your specific vehicle.

This guide shows instructions for replacing the swingarm bearings for a shaft drive ATV. For some chain drive models the Motorcycle Swingarm Bearing Installation Guide may be more applicable.

Prep

Thoroughly clean the vehicle to make the job easier and prevent contamination of the new components during installation.

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Get your suspension arm bushing rebuild kit from ALL BALLS RACING.

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Remove the contents of your ALL BALLS RACING bushing rebuild kit. Layout the components in an organized manner for easy installation. Note: wait to do this until the old parts are removed and you are ready to begin installing the new components.

 

Removal

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Remove the A-arm.

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Remove the dust seals from the A-arm if present.

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Remove the collar if it is a separate piece.

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Use a punch to knock out the old bushings. Do not damage the A-arm.

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Remove the bushings.

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If the bushing is a one piece type use a press to remove the bushing.

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Set up the press so that the bushing has room to exit the A-arm.

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Remove the bushing.

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Clean away all of the old grease, grime, and rust from the bushing bores. Inspect the bores for wear and damage. Make sure the bores are free of damage or burrs that may cause the new bushings to hang during installation.

 

Bushing Installation

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Use a vise with flat faces to install the new bushings into the A-arm.

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The bushings should be fully seated.

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Lubricate the bushing collar with grease.

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Install the bushing collar into the bushings.

Assemble the vehicle and tighten the fasteners to specification.

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INSTALL ALL BALLS RACING STICKER!

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