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How to replace the rear arm bushes
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How to replace the rear arm bushes

This is how I removed the rear bushes from my 2001 Seicento sporting, but this will work for any cento.

There is already a great guide on here showing how to remove the rear arms, so I'll skip this part, although its only 3 big bolts to remove, a handbrake cable and break pipe to remove.


You will need:
  • 1 bolt
  • Hub puller
  • Hacksaw
Once the arm is off the car
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Stick a bolt through the center part of the bush,
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Then place the hub puller just under the rubber flap of the old bush with the screw on the bolt.
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Keep turning until the rubber part of the bush has popped out
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Then disassemble the hacksaw and re-assemble with the blade through the center
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You can now cut the old metal sleeve away ready for the new bush.
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Re: How to replace the rear arm bushes

I'll add the how to put the new one back in as soon as the paints dried and I can get them in.
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Re: How to replace the rear arm bushes

Nice One!

I,m doing mine at the weekend 'Weather permitting'

Can't wait to get rid of the knocking noise.

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Re: How to replace the rear arm bushes

One of mine was so bad the inner sleve just pushed out and there was a good 1-2mm play. so it had to get done
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Re: How to replace the rear arm bushes

Quick question,

I am sure my rear bushes need doing as i am getting knocking noises when on rough pot holed roads, speed humps etc.

Would it also cause general instability from the rear end?
I have noticed at times the car just doesn,t feel right and seems to wander very slightly from left to right and i,m having to correct the travel of the car quite often.
I am used to driving a big comfortable volvo estate so could be that i,m not used to a smaller car?
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Re: How to replace the rear arm bushes

Mine was doing the same thing, it kinda made it look like I was durnk when I was driving it.
The best bet is to change all the bushes, powerflex sets are around 110-120 ish, also worth changing/looking at is the anti roll bar if its a sporting.
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Re: How to replace the rear arm bushes

well the paints dried so heres how I pressed in the new powerflex bushes.

I don't have acess to a proper garage, infact all this was done in my living room (sorry love.)

first, lube the new bushes with the greace you should get with your kit, it looks just like copper greace.

then press them in by hand as far as you can.
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stand the arn on its end, you may need a little help from a friend and place a jack between the two bushes. this would be a lot easier if it was a bottle jack but I don't have one.

place a block oner the bush, I'm using 10mm foamex because I've got it kicking around, but wood would be just as good.
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next pump up the jack untill the bushes are seated properly.
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all done, bushes are now pressed into the arm, time to fit them to the car.
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Re: How to replace the rear arm bushes

This indeed worked a treat . I have used a 30mm socket to push the old rubber bush out.

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I pushed the poly bushes by hand and hammer it down when it got stubborn for the last 1cm or so.
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Re: How to replace the rear arm bushes

This is excellent! I think i can give this a try!!

Can I please ask where you got the hub puller from?

I had a look on the internet but couldnt find anything that looks like it.

Is it a specific Fiat or Seicento tool?

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Re: How to replace the rear arm bushes

it was from halfords, it comes up on there till as a leg puller, had the lady at the till in giggles for ages. I think it was only about 12.
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Re: How to replace the rear arm bushes

can also use a g-clamp with the right size sockets.....if you heat up the metal with hot air gun it makes the rubber softer and easier to get out if you're having a bit of trouble with it
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Re: How to replace the rear arm bushes

Thanks for the info and Guides heer folks, I'm needing to do mine very soon.
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Re: How to replace the rear arm bushes

just thought I'd post the finished rear subframe, now its all back together on the carClick image for larger version

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just thought I'd post the finished rear subframe, now its all back together on the carAttachment 75866
Should of undersealed the car while all that stuff was off :P.

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