Thursday, October 29, 2015

Suspension Bushings and Parking Brake Cables

While renewing the differential and CV boots it seemed like it would be a good idea to replace all the rear suspension bushings. The car definitely was feeling loose toward the stern on Seattle's notoriously well-maintained streets.

The trailing arms and subframe were removed.

Crunchy cracked items prevailed everywhere.

New bushings were lined up like little ducklings behind their mother and installed.

Meanwhile the parking brake cables were swapped. Since I didn't have the correct rubber grommet a small length of hose was stretched over the appropriate area on each cable.

 Sure enough, a day later I located a source for the grommet. As they say in the surfing world, "You should have been here yesterday."

Thanks again to Patrick O'Neil for the photography (with the notable exception of that cable grommet!) and all work performed, live and unexpurgated.

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