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Old 17 Aug 2005, 08:16 am
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Default Control Arm Bushings

Was just at my local mechanic and he noticed that both the control arm bushings are shot on my pt. Took it to my dc dealership and ask them how could they have missed this as i was just there 2 days ago getting a ailment done. My question is , do the bushings wear out that fast, i only just hit 31,000 km.[:I]
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Old 17 Aug 2005, 04:52 pm
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Had mine checked at 40,000 miles and they were as good as new according to my mechanic who was replacing shocks and struts and adding a rear sway bar for me at the time. I heard by rummor that UK Cruisers were going thru bushings every 20,000km. Have not heard much on US (Mexico) Cruisers. Where was yours made??[:I] Maybe it is the road conditions??[:I]
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Old 17 Aug 2005, 08:53 pm
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SteelBlue your right. I'm on the UK site alot. Seems like overseas and maybe now the Canadian cruisers must be using bushings from a different supplier than the Mexico PT's and they don't seem to last. I just past 71,000 on mine and they're still in good shape. Here's a recent photo.

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Old 21 Aug 2005, 09:52 am
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had to replace mine, just to support your theory []
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Old 20 Sep 2010, 11:45 am
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Default Re: Control Arm Bushings

Well, my 2008 just had to get these replaced and its only got 12,000 miles on it!! Its not road conditions, I drive about 10 miles a day, on smoothly paved roads to work. I'm starting to really worry about this car...
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Old 27 Sep 2010, 10:00 am
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Default Re: Control Arm Bushings

I had to change mine early too. It appears to be an issue with those of us who have salty, chemically treated roads in the winter. No one in the warmer climates tend to have issues with these, but everyone where I live has to have them changed after 30,000 - 40,000 miles.

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