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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-16-2016, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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Passenger Side Rear Trailing Arm Question

Hello All,

Long time Mazda 3 owner/reader of the forum. Thank you to everyone here for your years of priceless knowledge.

I know there are many threads on this topic, as I have read them all. However, I'm having trouble finding a specific piece of information. Long story short

Bushings are bad on rear passenger side 2008 Mazda 3s Grand Touring, 130,000 miles. Bushing replacement estimate is $600, or $515 from another mechanic I know. Now, I can purchase the entire trailing arm, bushings and all, for $237. This leads me to the question:

Can anyone tell me how involved the trailing arm replacement process is? About how long will it take to remove/insert a new trailing arm? Does the entire wheel/brake system assembly have to come apart? I've seen conflicting information about that out on Google.

Hoping to gauge value of mechanic replacement vs. my time and money...

Thank you again everyone

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It all has to come apart. It's really not too-too bad of a job though, to tell you the truth. For someone that's never done it before, I'd give 3-4 hours per side. And yes, replace both. With suspension work, whatever you do to one side, you mirror on the other.
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I just updated this other thread, good info here:

Replace trailing arm bush difficulty?

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U need to find someone with a press I had an omish guy press in n out my bushings for about 11 dollars a side but I brought him the arms. The bushings I think cost me 40 all together some people fill with poly

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I had an omish guy press in n out my bushings for about 11 dollars a side but I brought him the arms.
Did he have a horse powered hydraulic press?

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Did he have a horse powered hydraulic press?
Hahaha,yes if u mean eninge horses it's not what u think. They have cars and shit

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