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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-18-2012, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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Question Anyone installed a Sonnax 1 piece rear bushing E4OD?

I'm going nuts here with this thing y'all. I have the special tool, read the instructions, and lined the oil holes up perfectly and it still ends up off center on the hole. I have gone through 3 bushings so far, this last time I even gave it a quick tap with a hammer to try and start it right. It seems like every time it walks on me.

Is there a trick to it, or another way to install it without damage???

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-20-2012, 03:11 AM
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Re: Anyone installed a Sonnax 1 piece rear bushing E4OD?

I have the one piece Sonnax bushing to install in my build also. Just curious. Is it rotating from the torque of the tools tightening the tool to install the bushing? Is that the direction it's turning on you? Do you need to "clock" the bushing a bit offset so it's lined up when it's in? Or has it not been a predictable thing?
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Re: Anyone installed a Sonnax 1 piece rear bushing E4OD?

I think it's the torque from the tools, because it has been different according the amount of pressure I put on it. I have no air tools, so I gave up and it's at a tranny shop right now. I think an impact wrench might be the way to go with it.
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Re: Anyone installed a Sonnax 1 piece rear bushing E4OD?

It would make sense that the tool might turn a little while you're tightening it. I'm not sure if an impact would help that problem. I didn't spring for the special Sonnax tool, I have the Ford tool for installing the two piece bushing. I was going to try that first and see how it goes. After reading your post, I think I might grind a couple of flats on the loaded end of the tool so I can hold back on it with another wrench to keep it lined up.

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Re: Anyone installed a Sonnax 1 piece rear bushing E4OD?

That sounds like the way to go, if I had a good grinding wheel I would. The cool thing is the tranny shop put it in for free, very cool people.
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Re: Anyone installed a Sonnax 1 piece rear bushing E4OD?

I put the rear bushing in last night. I held back on the tool with a pair of locking pliers so it couldn't rotate. Went right in the first time!

Newest project: 1995 F350 CC/DRW 2WD E4OD. 3" DP, 4" Diamond Eye system. But I'm still fixin' the broken stuff......
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