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    Default My Pajero Gen 2 Front suspension/ steering rebuild

    The parts list from OEM. This might help others search the net for parts. I will try and post pics of the parts as I install it.

    My first issue. 🙄 How does this assembly
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    Bottom control arm out. Bushes fitted and ball joint fitted. The other bush must still be removed
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    Upper control arm out. Bush fitted. I need a press😢 I have to make a plan
    The Bushes were cooked

    Taper one end of the bush then it went in. I was surprised by the force required
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    Why would I not leave this bush sleeve in if it's not damaged or rusted still looking good. It took me 3 to 4 hrs to remove it
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    The new sleeve not going in all the way. ��Sick and tired

    My plan for tomorrow is to remove the rubber bushing from the sleeve. Heat up the sleeve and see if it will go in. Replace the bush. Hopefully it will work what do you think
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    The lower control arm is in🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
    Idler arm and tie rod ends installed

    Note the aftermarket has grease nipples while the new OEM has none. The tie rod ends seem to have some life. It is almost similar to the new ones

    The is coming on nicely. Much happier today.
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    Left side completed today. I must not forget to torque the upper control arm. The torsion bar was tough to tention. After though I should have done it before putting the hub nd shock back.

    The right side control arms are out. I removed the torsion bar after the shock and hub. Came out much easier. The upper control arm is difficult to get out. Lossen the engine mount heat shield to make the space to twist the arm anti clock wise and out it came.

    The bushing are definitely shot. The ball joints and tie rod ends seems in better shape. I'm wondering if the previous owner did not replace ball joints and tie rod ends at some point
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    Day 5. I'm the happiest man today. All the Bushes are in. I don't need no gym contract. I think I did more physical activity this week than my Argus training 🙄
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    Day 6 I decided to leave the pitman arm to a workshop as I don't have a tool.
    To do list
    Bleeding the brakes
    Half moon rubbers
    Wheel alignment
    Hight adjustment/ torsion bar setting
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    Quote Originally Posted by hogbeast View Post
    Day 6 I decided to leave the pitman arm to a workshop as I don't have a tool.
    To do list
    Bleeding the brakes
    Half moon rubbers
    Wheel alignment
    Hight adjustment/ torsion bar setting
    That pitman arm took me two weeks to remove.... You need to heat it and soak it while under tension of a puller. Was a very frustrating job.

    Looking good so far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hogbeast View Post
    Why would I not leave this bush sleeve in if it's not damaged or rusted still looking good. It took me 3 to 4 hrs to remove it
    Sounds about right time wise ... best to remove it as the rubber is tired by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mygoggie View Post
    Sounds about right time wise ... best to remove it as the rubber is tired by now.
    I replaced the rubber bushing by removing the old one from the sleeve. Then remove the new one from it's sleeve and pressed it into the old sleeve.
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    Default Re: My Pajero Gen 2 Front suspension/ steering rebuild

    [QUOTE=mygoggie;4372980]That pitman arm took me two weeks to remove.... You need to heat it and soak it while under tension of a puller. Was a very frustrating job.

    I broke the tip of the pry bar that was when I decided to leave that to someone else to replace. I might still buy a puller and attempt it

    ]I'm going called it done. Just have to wait for the alignment. The Tyre shop will do the height adjustment as well
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    Phase two of the suspension rebuild project. The rear trailing arm Bushes was delivered. Together with the half-moon the was on back order. Now I am waiting for the panhard arm Bushes. Aka rear sway bar bushing
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    Quote Originally Posted by hogbeast View Post
    The lower control arm is in🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
    Idler arm and tie rod ends installed

    Note the aftermarket has grease nipples while the new OEM has none. The tie rod ends seem to have some life. It is almost similar to the new ones

    The is coming on nicely. Much happier today.
    Nice job on the suspension rebuilding... Did you purchase the idles arm from the dealers?
    I am going to need to get/do mine done as well. Have a little movement in it.
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    Default Re: My Pajero Gen 2 Front suspension/ steering rebuild

    Yes I did
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    Default Re: My Pajero Gen 2 Front suspension/ steering rebuild

    Recently tackled this endeavor myself.

    Initial quote was about 4 grand more than your quote. I have since taken this up with nmi head office to see whats cooking. Mind if I use your quote as proof?

    As I still have some life left in mine I have decided to shop around a bit.

    Superpro kit import from oz landed : 12k (complete every single bushing)
    Local bushing kit: 11k
    (no sway bar bushes)
    Roadkings uk import: 15k
    Direct oem import via japan: 14k
    Oem from nmi: 19k

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    Yes you may
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