How to fit E46 front wishbone rear bushes
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    How to fit E46 front wishbone rear bushes

    Did my powerflex bushes today, and took a few pics to try and explain what i did,
    Fist of all i jacked the car up and put it on axle stands

    next i took off the front plastic that fits from the front bumper to the lower metal brace,(wind deflector?) the plastic deflector has 3 plastic gromets securing it to the bumper, and 7 philips screws securing it to the metal brace plate.

    this is the brace plate removed, 8 x 16mm bolts.

    the bushes also use 2x 16mm bolts, when removed you can be pull the arm downwards to aid removal.
    before

    after

    i had to use a 2 legged puller to get the old bush off, as it was stuck tight.
    once the bush was off, i fitted the inner part of the new powerflex bush, see below.

    then i fitted the outer bush, and lolly pop over the top, ready for fitting.

    than i bolted it up to the car.

    repeat for the other side and then stand back and admire your work!

    refit every thing in the reverse order of removal.

    job done
    i thought it all went well until............................................
















    the car fell off the axle stands while i was jacking it up to remove the axle stands! doh luckily the wheels were on

    but i now need a new jack

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    nice thread- is it possible to do this one side at a time? as in, to jack up the right side, and do the right bush, and jack up the left side and do the left bush?

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    yes mate. you can.

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