I'm not sure if freezing the bushings did any good at all.
2) Unbolt the rear axle beam at the bushing joint and bring that end down. Oct 29, threaded rod (make sure its think enough think i used 12mm)some nuts washers and an impact treegrind.bar need to cut a bit from one of the sockets so it sits over the the flanged side of the bush and the other socket at the other side with the threaded rod through all of it with washers and nuts clamping it together.
assuming you have lowered the axle use the impact gun to pull the old bush treegrind.bar the same in reverse for fitting with a little wd40 for ease. but beware as the bushes. Remove Axle: 1) Jack up car and remove wheels, obviously. Don't forget kippa-ring tree lopping stands. 2) Disconnect brake lines, e-brake cables, and shocks (I left them dangling from the top mounts).
Rotate the axle down and rest the rotors on the ground. Coil springs should almost fall out at this treegrind.barted Reading Time: 7 mins. Jan 30, jack up the rear axle and the bracket will go roughly to where it should be to re accept the 4 16mm bolts you took out, if its not square use the score lines as a referance point and gently or youl damage threads and bolts wont go in you'l just cross thread them put your little flat blade screwdriver through the bracket mount holes and jiggle the bracket back into position, re fit the 4 16mm bolts but Estimated Reading Time: 6 mins.
Apr 02, mkiv Rear Axle Bush Install - posted in MkIV (Mk4) Golf & Bora: Hi, I just tried to do a rear axle bush install on axle stands on the drive.
I didnt even get anywhere near to removing the bushes because the flexible brake hoses between the body and the rear arms are way too short!
The Haynes manual claims that you can disconnect them from their retaining clips in some way so that Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins.