Opel Corsa B 1993–2000 Service and Repair Manual: Control arm bushes - renewal

1. Remove the control arm.

2. Press out the front bush using suitable pieces of tube and a vice or a long bolt and washers. The bush should be removed from front to rear.

3. Fit the new front bush in the same direction (front to rear), using liquid detergent as a lubricant. The inner sleeve collar faces rearwards. When correctly fitted, the bush should overhang equally on both sides.

4. Support the front of the rear bush. Note which way round it is fitted, then press the arm out of it.

5. Lubricate the rear spigot with liquid detergent, then press on the new rear bush, making sure it is the right way round (flattened surface towards balljoint pin).

6. Refit the control arm.

Control arm balljoint - renewal

1. Remove the control arm.

2. Drill out the rivets which secure the old balljoint. Use a pillar drill with a 12 mm bit, and drill accurately into a centre punch mark on each rivet head. Have this work done professionally if need be: sloppy drilling will render the arm scrap.

3. Fit the new balljoint and secure it with the bolts and self-locking nuts provided. The nuts should be fitted on the underside of the arm.

Tighten the nuts to the specified torque.

4. Refit the control arm.

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