Rear Axle Bushing tool

OnePutt

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May 21, 2007
Location
The burbs of NorCal
TDI
2001 Golf (Silver) | 2005 Jetta Wagon (Spice Red)
Anybody local have a tool to remove and install rear axle bushings for a MK4?

I'm not looking forward to doing this, but I'm going back to an OEM suspension on the Jetta and my rear's been clunking pretty hard lately.

thanks,
Ryan
 

OnePutt

Veteran Member
Joined
May 21, 2007
Location
The burbs of NorCal
TDI
2001 Golf (Silver) | 2005 Jetta Wagon (Spice Red)
I was right. That was not a fun job.

It took me just under 3 hours to press the new bushings in using two 8.5 inch C clamps from Home Depot, some grease, a freezer, a heat gun, and a few scraps of wood.

Actually wasn't that bad. The first one took me 2 hours. I fumbled through finding the best way, the 2nd took me 50 mins. The hardest part is keeping even pressure on the bushing so it goes in straight. Once started, just nice even turns on both c clamps. It would have served me well to make jig to hold the bushing in place.
 
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