I get the dumb idea in my head that swapping my subframe at home is something that I actually want to try.
Unfortunately, having just moved to Tracy, CA I’m not exactly close to the shops I would normally go to have these hardened bushings pressed into my subframe.
I am still getting used to working on the floor, but since I need to have the bushings pressed, I decide to rip apart the car and get to work.
Using a wire wheel i knock off all the surface rust and lay down a fresh coat of paint, and I’m ready to rock and roll.
I take off the wheels and disconnect my exhaust, driveshaft and brakes.
After calling and speaking to Gene @ C&J Automotive in Tracy, I take my subframe there and he proceeds to mess up a job that a small chimp could have completed. I’d rather not rehash the embarrassing turn of events with this supposed “ASE Certified Mechanic”, but for a full breakdown, read my Yelp review here :
To make a long story short I end up having to get another set of bushings on the way from Megan to make up for this guy’s incompetence. Needless to say, I won’t be recommending this asshat to any of my friends, but I’ll keep his info handy for people I dislike in Tracy.