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Unread 08-18-2013, 07:26 PM   #1
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Wj Inspecting control arm bushings? How?

I have a front end situation which has me wanting to inspect and look for worn/torn control arm bushings. When these bushings wear out, get loose, etc, can that be seen without removing them? I'll look at both UCA and LCA and it would sure help if I knew what to look for.

Is there a way to test them using a jack and jackstands?


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Unread 08-18-2013, 07:32 PM   #2
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Your best bet is to drop one end at a time. Unless the bushing is completely shot and separated to some extent, you really can't inspect too well in place. Looks for cracks, and especially any tears.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 09:53 AM   #3
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Like Skain said, I would take one out at a time to inspect. Leave the car on flat and level surface with wheels on. Remove and apply some shear stress and hope it doesn't look like mine i just replaced that are less than a year old.

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