Changing a rusty crossmember.
Hyundai Elantra 1999 is famous for its rusty crossmember bars. In fact, if you listen very carefully, you can hear it is rusting away.
All the nuts, bolts and sleeves inside the bushings which I had to remove were completely rusted together. The only way to remove them were by using an angle-grinder.
Red circles shows the bushings I chose to remove in order to get the crossmember removed from underneath the car.
As you can see from the picture, it was very rusty. The metal was like crackers.
I used an arm puller tool to remove the bushings from the stabilizer arms.
I photo of the "new" crossmember after it was cleaned, blasted and painted.
I made myself a press tool to put the new bushings into place. I cleaned the metal on the stabilizers, using a Dremel andI had some Fairy dish washer soap on the bushings and the stabilizer before I used the press tool to put it together. The press tool is made of a long bolt, 2 x nuts and 2 x washers. The long bolt goes through the bushing and stabilizer. Then it is just to use the nuts in order to push it together.
2 x Nut 1310412001
2 x Washer-spring 1361212001
2 x Plate 5523322001
2 x Bolt-cam 5523029000
6 x Flange nut (self locking) 5455928000
4 x Bolt-flange 551173F000
2 x Bolt 5521722000
4 x Bush-rr susp rr arm 5277329000
4 x Bush-rr susp fr arm 5521529000