I did something rather stupid this morning. Got an 88 Accord LXI with wasted struts. Having done struts before, I figured it wouldnt be a big deal. I got a spring tool and all.
However, the bolts that secure the lower part of the struts into the lower control arm (really the nuckle) were kinda rusty (I live in the rust belt). In my feeble attempt at breaking them loose I tore the lower control arm (nuckle) bushing. Naturally I will need to fix this.
I suspect they are pressed in. With a torch I can cut them out no problem. But getting the new one in is going to be difficult.
My concern is if I need to pull the whole rear nuckle assembly out of the car to press the new busing in, I am going to run into more seized bolts and possible tear more bushings. I can see this getting very expensive quickly.
Has anyone experienced this and have an alternate idea for getting the new bushing installed without spending huge $$$$?
Up the creek in Vermont,