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Help changing rear leaf spring bushings

Well I have a 95 ranger 4x4 with 160,000 miles. I am in way to deep now to quite. I just ripped the trans out and put a new clutch in it. Then a week later the fuel pump went out and it was a pain to drop the tank and change the pump. While I was doing that I see that my rear bushings are shot. I was wondering if you just push the old ones out of the leaf springs and push in new ones? and also I think there are 2 on the leaf springs and the another one up top that holds the leaf springs to the frame. I have only been able to find one bushing for it and I was wondering if all 3 where the same size and the one bushing fits them all. I am also going to be changing all the bushings on the sway bar. Is there any other bushings that need to be changed? Thanks
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go to WWW.LMCTRUCK.COM they have everything you need and they shouldnt be hard to replace.
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if you want to change the shackle bushing like you just said order a new shackle form the dealer there only like $22 its a very common replaced part.. so is the hanger from rusting out
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the sizes are pretty commin, you can check out energy suspension I am sure they have replacements, but in my experience, old bushings are always a real B*TCH to get out.
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one easy way to get them out is burn them out but that smells bad and there is this nasty rubber **** everywhere lol
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one easy way to get them out is burn them out but that smells bad and there is this nasty rubber **** everywhere lol
my experience is that isnt always "easy" either...
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