Originally Posted by DerPo
That makes sense. Will I be able to do this without a jack or shock compressor?
Yes, but it is easier with the tire out of the way. You can also turn the wheels to one side for better access.
I'm wondering why they would be loose enough for there to be audible play in there. The bushings should have been compressed and take up any play.
Look for something else to possibly be wrong, like the top washer missing... or on the wrong side of the bushing. I've seen this mistake before and the nut pulled into the bushing and everything became loose.