Land Rover 2000-05

Bushing Replacement

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Removal & Installation



Lower Control Arm Rear Bushing
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Raise front of vehicle.
    WARNING
    Do not work on or under a vehicle supported only by a jack. Always support the vehicle on safety stands.

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  5. Remove nut securing lower control arm rear bush housing and remove snubber rubber.
    CAUTION
    Note orientation of snubber washer.

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  7. Remove 2 bolts securing lower control arm rear bush housing.
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  9. Release bush locating pin from body and remove bush housing.
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To install:

  1. Clean lower control arm and bush housing mating faces.
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  3. Fit bush housing to lower arm and locate dowel into body.
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  5. Fit bolts securing lower arm rear bush housings and tighten to 77 ft. lbs. (105 Nm).
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  7. Fit snubber rubber and nut, but do not tighten at this stage.
    CAUTION
    Ensure correct orientation of snubber washer. Ensure that 'OUT' is visible on snubber washer when fitted.

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  9. Tighten rear bush housing nut to 103 ft. lbs. (140 Nm).
    CAUTION
    Nuts and bolts must be tightened with the weight of the vehicle on the suspension.

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  11. Remove stand and lower vehicle.
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  13. Check front wheel alignment.
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Lower Control Arm Front Bushing
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove underbelly panel.
  4.  
  5. Raise front of vehicle.
    WARNING
    Do not work on or under a vehicle supported only by a jack. Always support the vehicle on safety stands.

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  7. Remove 2 bolts securing rear bush housing to rear beam.
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  9. Release rear bush housing from body dowel.
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  11. Remove bolt securing lower arm front mounting.
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  13. Release lower arm front mounting from rear beam.
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  15. Using LRT-60-008 and adapters remove lower arm bush.

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    Fig. Using a bushing removal tool to remove the lower control arm front bushing-Freelander (2000-04)

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To install:

  1. Ensure bush bore in hub is clean.
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  3. Using LRT-60-008 fit new bush into lower arm.
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  5. Align lower arm to rear beam and fit bolt, but do not tighten at this stage.
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  7. Align rear bush housing to body dowel and fit bolts, but do not tighten at this stage.
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  9. Tighten rear bush housing bolts to 77 ft. lbs. (105 Nm).
    CAUTION
    Nuts and bolts must be tightened with the weight of the vehicle on the suspension.

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  11. Tighten lower arm front bush bolts to 140 ft. lbs. (190 Nm).
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  13. Fit underbelly panel.
  14.  
  15. Remove stands and lower vehicle.
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  17. Check and, if necessary, adjust wheel alignment.
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Raise front of vehicle.
    WARNING
    Do not work on or under a vehicle supported only by a jack. Always support the vehicle on safety stands.

  4.  
  5. Remove the lower control arm
  6.  
  7. Using LRT-60-031 and adapters remove lower arm bush.
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To install:

  1. Clean lower control arm and bush housing mating faces.
  2.  
  3. Using LRT-60-031 and adapters install lower arm bush.
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  5. Install the lower control arm.
  6.  
  7. Check front wheel alignment.
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Ace Front Long Arm Bushings
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove ACE front actuator.
  4.  
  5. Remove securing nut and remove anti-roll bar link from torsion bar.
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  7. Restrain torsion bar and remove ACE long arm from torsion bar.
    CAUTION
    Short arm and torsion bar are supplied as an assembly and must not be separated.

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  9. Use a suitable drift to remove both halves of slipper bushings from ACE long arm.
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  11. Use suitable adapters to press actuator rod end bushings from long arm.
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To install:

  1. Clean bushing locations in ACE long arm.
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  3. Use suitable adapters to press new actuator rod end bushing into ACE long arm. Ensure hole in bushings is correctly aligned with hole in long arm.
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  5. Align slots in new slipper bushing halves with those in long arm. Carefully press both halves of slipper bushing into long arm. Ensure sealing rings on slipper bushing faces are not damaged.
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  7. Clean long arm and mating face on torsion bar.
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  9. Fit long arm to torsion bar. Restrain torsion bar and tighten bolt to 133 ft. lbs. (180 Nm).
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  11. Fit anti-roll bar link to long arm and tighten nut to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
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  13. Install ACE front actuator.
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Panhard Rod Bushings
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support front of vehicle.
    WARNING
    Do not work on or under a vehicle supported only by a jack. Always support the vehicle on safety stands.

  4.  
  5. Remove 2 nuts and bolts securing panhard rod to axle and chassis. Remove panhard rod.
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  7. Using a suitable bushing removal tool, such as LRT-60-013 with 013/1 and 013/3, press bushings out of panhard rod.

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    Fig. Showing the location of the panhard rod-Discovery (2000-04)

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To install:

  1. Clean bushing locations in panhard rod.
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  3. Use appropriate bushing installer, such as LRT-60-013 with 013/1 and 013/2, to press new bushings into panhard rod.
    CAUTION
    Ensure pressure is applied to outer edge of bushing only, not to rubber inner section.

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  5. Position panhard rod to axle and chassis. Install retaining bolts, but do not tighten at this time.
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  7. Remove safety stands and lower vehicle.
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  9. Tighten rod bolts to 170 ft. lbs. (230 Nm).
    CAUTION
    Bolts must be tightened with weight of vehicle on suspension.

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Radius Arm Bushings
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support front of vehicle.
    WARNING
    Do not work on or under a vehicle supported only by a jack. Always support the vehicle on safety stands.

  4.  
  5. Remove front road wheel.
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  7. Remove and discard nut securing tie rod to steering knuckle.
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  9. Using a suitable ball joint removal tool, break taper of tie rod ball joint and release from steering knuckle. Position tie rod aside.
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  11. Remove and discard cable tie securing front axle breather tube.
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  13. Remove nut and bolt securing radius arm to chassis.
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  15. Remove 2 nuts securing radius arm to axle.
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  17. Remove rear bolt from radius arm.
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  19. Remove front bolt from radius arm and remove arm from axle.
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  21. Using LRT-60-011/1 with 011/2, press bushing out of rear end of radius arm.
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  23. With LRT-60-034/1, press out bushings from axle end of radius arm.
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To install:

  1. Clean and lubricate new bushings and radius arm mating faces.
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  3. Using LRT-60-011/1, 011/2 and 011/3, press new bushing into read end of radius arm.
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  5. Using LRT-60-034/1, press front radius arm bushing into LRT-60-034/2 until about 0.08 inch (2mm) of bushing is protruding from opposite end of tool.
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  7. Position tool over radius arm axle end and locate bushing to opening.
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  9. With assistance, press bushing into radius arm.
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  11. Position radius arm to vehicle and install retaining nuts and bolts, but do not tighten at this time.
    CAUTION
    Fasteners must be tightened with weight of vehicle on suspension.

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  13. Fit cable tie to secure axle breather tube.
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  15. Fit tie rod to steering knuckle. Install tie rod ball joint nut and tighten to 92 ft. lbs. (125 Nm).
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  17. Install road wheel and tighten nuts to 103 ft. lbs. (140 Nm).
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  19. Remove safety stands and lower vehicle.
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  21. Tighten radius arm nuts and bolts to 170 ft. lbs. (230 Nm).
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