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Spring bushing question

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Brussell, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. Brussell

    Brussell

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    About a year ago I put an OME susp. on my 83 FJ60. Today a mechanic that was doing other things on my cruiser noticed that the bolt on the front right rear spring was coming loose and the the bushing was working out of the eyelet. He said I would need to take it to a spring shop and have them press the bushing back in and re-attach the spring. I appears to me that I could just re-tighten the the bolt and in the process push the bushing back into placce. It's only out about 1/8 of an inch.

    Any advise?

    Thanks!

    Brad
     
  2. Poser

    Poser Oh...Durka Durka Durka. s-Moderator Supporting Vendor

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    Your first idea is right on, you *should* not need a press for this...

    Good luck!

    -Steve
     
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    Just don't overtighten-you'll pinch the collar off the bushing.
     
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    If it has the OME spring pins and shackles, they have a step on the pin shaft preventing them from being over-tightened. Just another nice feature...



    Brad-

    If it were my rig, I would get a bottle of blue or red locktite, and use that on the nut to help keep it snug. On every OME system I have installed, I have used locktite on the nuts retaining the shackle pins and the spring pins..

    I would check all other spring pins and shackles too...

    Good luck!

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