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Hi guys.

Just had 2003 subaru with 136 K in to subby for a service. Something is loose up the from end.
Apparently D bushes and lower control arm bushes are worn and sway bar links. Question is how hard are these to do on a subby, I did some on a VR commodore but do not know much about doing these on a outback.

Is there a how to section on this forum site.

Cheers:)
 

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D bushers and sway bar links are not hard, d bushes on swaybar just wrap around the swaybar.

End links are a little more involved, you need to remove the links which can be removed with the swaybar when you do the d bushes, remove them from the swaybar, bushes will push out in a vice if you use a small size socket to push them out with into a larger socket to receive them.

Control arm bushes are even more involved you need a press to press the old bushes out of the arms and that requires the removal of the arms to do.
 

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Thanks mate

Not to good with this stuff: see attached figure, d bushes wrap around sway bar? then the links in attached picture are there other sway bar links, which are loose. so need replacing. Not sure where the lower control arm bushes are.
 

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Ok so in that picture you have the drop link shown, these can be removed with they swaybar by undoing the lower bolt, the d bushes are the other ones holding the swaybar to the chassis of the car, they are further inboard on the straightish section of the bar, that's all that holds the bar in.

With the bar out you can then take off the drop links and change the bushes on them, and when putting the bar back in the car that's when you can swap out the d bushes.

Lower control arm bushes are the bushes that allow the lower control arm to pivot at the body, rear one is incased in an alloy mount, and the front one is bolted through the engine x member.
 
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