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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-05-2019, 07:46 AM Thread Starter
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Lower a arm wear

I am currently in the process of replacing the lower a arm solid bushings. Upon splitting the arm I see that the bearing may have run dry at one point. The picture is of the bottom of the arms where the bearing is pressed on.
Can I sand this smooth, or should I find a replacement?

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You can polish off the raised wear ridges, but don`t reduce the diameter of the pintle.

As well you should coat the pintles with high temp waterproof axle grease.
In the `60s the reccomended solution of "groaning/ and squeaking"
suspension bushings was to drill through the bushing assembly (installed) and use grease fillings to lubricate the bushings. My Duetto had that done in 1968 and still rides on the same bushings with shots of grease yearly.

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I would say that the retaining nut came loose and the inner sleeve of the bushing was rotating on the shaft. The normal operation of that component would be that the inner sleeve is held tight on the shaft, the outer portion of the bushing is held tight on the lower A-Arm, and the reciprocating motion occurs inside the bushing.
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What would be a suitable media to polish the pintle with?

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