Hey guys/gals, I have a 94 F150 2wd with worn out axle pivot bushings. From what I can tell these are pressed into the I-Beam. What is the best method of replacing them, and when the bolt is removed from the bushing, what direction (up or down) is the axle (I-Beam) going to swing? I have air tools, impact wrench, air chisel, etc and plenty of room to work. I need all the advice I can get. I just got through replacing the Radius arm bushings. What a PITA, but I cheated and cut the rivets.
Thanks for the info, sounds like its not going to be as bad as I thought, as I am eventualy going to have to do 3 more F150's and one Ranger after this one. Two of the F150's are mine, a short cab short box 91, a SCab 93, my dad's 93 F150 SCab, 94 SCab 150, and his 88 Ranger SCab 4x4. Again Thanks for the reply
Got em replaced, I used a jack under the I-Beam where it attaches to the frame and removed the bolt. I then lowered the I-Beam and pressed out the rubber bushing with a ball joint press which left the steel outer in the I-Beam. I carefully cut out the steel outer from the I-Beam with an air chisel. I then pressed the new bushing into the I-Beam and raised it into position whith the floor jack. It did not line up as the wheel and beam had moved outward. I used a wire stretcher to pull it back into position and installed the bolt. repeated procedure for the other side. It drives like a new truck. Thanks for the tip on using a ball joint press.
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