top link rocker bracket

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Brian Cox
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top link rocker bracket

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my top link rocker bracket has a great deal play, must be worn out. Thinking of replacing it, does the bush just chap out ? :oops:

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Brian,

To make this job easier, you really need a stick (arc) welder.

If you run a bead of weld through the inside of the bush from one side to the other, let it cool, and then it should come out, with a little persuasion :wink:

Simply whacking it with the hammer will most likely result in a snapped off lug from the top link casting :(

Hope that helps.
Mark

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cheers marc, will give it a try :beer:

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new bracket arrived to-night, needs a coat of paint, then will try to remove the old one. Will let everyone know the outcome :)

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I pulled my bushing out , or what was left of it ,with a long HT. bolt / threaded bar used with spacers as a puller , plus a bit of heat .

replaced with two bushes , I think they were adapters from cat 1 to cat2 ? the agri dealer had them , two were the perfect length / width.
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my panel beater son has had a go without success, he will try again this weekend using a little heat :oops:

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I think I posted pictures on here of the puller I made a year or so ago ?
I can do it again if it helps ?

I had cut off the rocker , bad corrosion of the bush , so I was only pulling the bushing out of the casting / back axle .
hope that makes sence ?
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Thanks everyone for your help :buddies: job done, a little bit of heat, knocked it out with a hammer and a socket :clap:

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well done :beer:
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