1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Changing front wishbone bushes

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Sidhu88, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. Sidhu88
    Offline

    Sidhu88 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Messages:
    797
    Likes Received:
    74
    [Dec 3, 2013]
    Had a search can't really find much on the 8p side of things.

    Has anyone successfully changed the front wishbone bushes on the car themselves? I have powerflex versions for both front and rear bushes on the front wishbones. I dont have a ramp so it'll be done with the car on stands. I've got a wide selection of tools, and the guys opposite where i work have a hydraulic press but that depends on whether the wishbone comes off completely or not (depending on how easy or hard that is). Any pointers?
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Sep 18, 2014]

  3. bmh.01
    Offline

    bmh.01 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    Messages:
    280
    Likes Received:
    15
    [Dec 3, 2013]
    Easy enough to do just time consuming and a ****ty job as bushes always are, they will come out in a vice but a press makes it a lot easier.

    The problem you will find as that you won't be able to do them back up on the car without something to compress the rear console bush as the mountings will be half a hole out. I use a large f-clamp to compress them when refitting.

    Other than that they're easy peasy really. Just a matter of sticking with it.
    #2
  4. ryanstewart9
    Offline

    ryanstewart9 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2009
    Messages:
    450
    Likes Received:
    7
    [Dec 4, 2013]
    Just had both my front & rear bushes changed on my front wishbones.

    Cost two-three hours labour and a lot less hassle.

    Also, don't forget to have your wheel alignment checked/corrected after.
    #3
  5. TwoFlatTyres
    Offline

    TwoFlatTyres Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2013
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    5
    [Dec 4, 2013]
    I spent a couple of hours messing around trying to remove mine before conceding and going to a garage to have mine changes. Charged me £50 plus parts.
    #4
  6. Sidhu88
    Offline

    Sidhu88 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Messages:
    797
    Likes Received:
    74
    [Dec 4, 2013]
    Seems reasonable. think i might just get some quotes. I like getting stuck in when it comes to things like this. Only way to properly learn
    #5
  7. Sidhu88
    Offline

    Sidhu88 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Messages:
    797
    Likes Received:
    74
    [Dec 4, 2013]
    Am i right in saying the subframe needs to be lowered? Would u able to give me a rough guide?
    #6
  8. TwoFlatTyres
    Offline

    TwoFlatTyres Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2013
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    5
    [Dec 5, 2013]
    I should add, then I had the tracking done for about £40.
    #7

Share This Page