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smross
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Top Link Bush

Hello All,

I have an '84 live-axle Crossflow Sprint. While doing routine maintenance on the car, I noticed that one of the bushings on the top link is, to use the British vernacular, knackered.

I have a few questions about this as I've never dealt with any of these bushings before.  Is the best way to access the bushings to remove the anti-roll bar?  Is there a special technique needed to remove/replace them?  Last, should I replace both the driver's and passenger's side bushings while I'm already in there?

Thanks in advance,

Steve Ross

smross
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Don't know if I "Stumped the Stars" on this query but I was able to ascertain the answer from the ex-US Caterham Distributor who told me, yes, to remove the the anti-roll bar, one removes the nuts at the end of the bar and then the two mounting blocks on the chassis.  He then told me that the bushings are best removed/replaced with a shop press.

He also said, that given the age of my car and the low miles (less than 8k), he thought it best to replace all the suspension bushings as any of the rubber that hasn't worn out has surely dried out.  I'll wait until Autumn for that projet.

Hope this helps another early Caterham owner.

Best,

SM Ross

john g
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Cheers Steve, thanks for the update. I think my 95 xflow my have the same setup as your car.