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Went under Ruby to have a look at my nice new bushings, and found that they had not replaced the bushing for the steering ram, not that I asked them to specifically, told them to replace anything rubber that looked shot, maybe they were so worried about sorting out the control valve thing that they forgot about the bushing, so back she goes, also looks like the rubber boot that is supposed to fit over the arm was not replaced, not mentioned on the quote but I did tell them to do it, maybe my description of check out the rubber boot on the 'control arm thingie' was not clear enough:). Otherwise it looks like everything else was done.

Note that I now have hydraulic hose on the power steering, not fuel line:D
 

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i agree it is way simple do do and it takes me longer to put the car on jackstands than to change the thing out.
 

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Okay, I will go with the fact that it is an easy thing to do, now, where do I get the correct bushing? They made poly bushings for all the other ones they replaced, is it a universal type bushing. I am sure I can find a rubber boot that will fit, so I guess I should be able to find a bushing, and we would prefer to do it ourselves than have to take her in again.
Thanks guys, Greg, your list is starting to get quite long under your name, still got a couple to go to top mine tho:)

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I recently got the same bushings and rubber boot from Dallas Mustangs, which had them at a reasonable price.
 

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Thanks Martin but I want to do it tomorrow, and I live a continent away. :)
 

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Huh, the board completely lost my post. Must be catching something from The Corral :D

Anyway, in a pinch I've used standard shock absorber bushings. They don't last forever but at least its quick. I suppose a boot from an off-road shock could be made to work if you wanted.
 

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Cool, I'll keep that in mind when I go on the search, thks.
 
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