Toyota Celsior, Lexus LS400 front upper bush replacement — no more clunk!

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Toyota Celsior, Lexus front upper bush — no more clunk!

had a clunk in my Celsior ever I picked it up from the yard. New helped. New front air shocks But the noise was still there. I actually grab the top control arm on the side of the car and move it back and making the clunk. So time for Vlamos bushes. Vlamos are rubber — but experience and overseas have shown last much longer standard rubber Toyota Because they have no parts and never need any they are silent and never Nothing gives a luxury like new rubber bushes.

Before mucking about TEMS air shocks I popped the off the battery. Avoids any error later on. Shame about all the radio stations though. books and manuals always taking off the negative terminal than the positive terminal. because the battery pushes out of the negative terminal.

The TEMS is that silver thing on top the wires coming out of it — the turns two little valves on top of the one for the height of the airbags, the other for the of the shocks. My old shocks were — all the oil had leaked out. The was fine, but the inside shock was No rebuild is available — I had to them with new ones not cheap at $1400 retail for the

A $30 pitman arm puller from the parts shop made work of the ball joints. No to rubber boot, no hammer There is no way could I get the control arm out with the airbag shock in I’ll have to undo the top of the move it down and out to get at the bolts.

unbolt from the shocks easily — sometimes the air out. ) for his advice.

Now I the shock out of the way (I left it connected at the I could get at the bolts holding in the

The Celsior / LS400 suspension doesn’t appear as beefy as the / Soarer suspension. The upper look spindly and bolt to metal and they are cast The Soarer arms are alloy and to a big aluminium cross member. upper bushes are solid while Celsior upper are those HEIM types- are kind of like a roller / joint in rubber. They have moving parts. are the same as the Soarer rear upper bushes. HEIM are famous for self destructing. The rear wheel upper are the ones that fail the front lower bushes. these pesky HEIM with long lasting bushes (like the Soarer upper bushes) is a good and should see my Celsior ride for years to come.

These are the famous solid Vlamos bushes — I this set for $285. They very quickly in an express bag. I have read stories about people bushes at home with no Amazing stories of drilling in rubber, burning rubber flames on the back step and use of hacksaw blades and sand to remove old bushes. Sounds a bit for me so I dropped my arms and bushes off at (a suspension shop) on the way to work and them up on the way home. Cost was $25 to the old bushes pressed out and new ones in. I thought that was good

When installing the arms I sure I used a jack to the suspension to the correct ride before tightening the arms. The has to be in its neutral position while at ride height. This the rubber to twist evenly bumps and potholes and always to the no stress position .

The clunk is gone and the car is now perfect. The steering has dramatically improved and the ride is This is the best thing I done to my Celsior. I am so pleased, yet with these Vlamos

Location: Queensland,

Telephone contact: Andrew 0411 227 007

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