Replacing leaf spring bushings Discussion in ' 2nd Gen.
Oct 11, How to remove a leaf spring bushing without using an sort of press. This is the easiest way possible that i've learned works the best and the fastest for re. Oct 20, The best way to remove these bushings is to use a torch and set the rubber on fire. Let it burn one to two minutes then hit the eye so the rubber and the inner sleeve falls out.
Then use a punch and a hammer and catch the end of the outer sleeve and curl it stumpcutting.barted Reading Time: 1 min. May 16, Removing an old leaf spring bushing on my 99 Tacoma. Removing old steel encased rubber bushings can be a real b&%ch, and burning them is one of the best ways to get them out.
Do not use any more heat than what burning the bushing produces.
All one needs to do is let the rubber burn for 3 to 5 minutes and them smack the eye sideways and watch the burning bushing come flying out.
Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins. Oct 15, Back when I was a kid, my dad taught me to replace leaf spring bushings using a suspension press and an impact gun to do the pressing.
Next, I learned to drill the rubber portion out and use a big hammer and chisel to remove the old bushing piece by piece. Later, I learned how to use an air hammer to remove them even quicker.