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Old 13 May 2010, 03:27 pm
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Default Front control arm bushings servicable or not?

I have a bad control arm bushing on my 2004 Cruiser (according to the shop that gave me an estimate on the noise in the front end) and bought a service manual to step me through the replacement of the bushings, but the manual says that the only servicable bushing is the rear one. I'm not sure which one is bad, I was going to replace both of them, on both sides.

I looked at the Autozone website and it has both bushings listed, so now I'm a bit confused, is the front bushing replaceable?

The best way I guess would be to replace the control arms themselves, but one side is $154 and the other is $101, which is a bit much to just get the bushings replaced.
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Old 16 May 2010, 02:23 pm
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Default Re: Front control arm bushings servicable or not?

Not that the stealership doesn't lie but, I brought mine in for service for front end noise. I was told that they changed the bushings not the tie rods. So I am under the impression that they are replaceable. Good luck
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Old 16 May 2010, 07:33 pm
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Default Re: Front control arm bushings servicable or not?

Go to rock auto and buy a pair of Moogs LCA, about 100$ a pop.

also buy the outer links for the sway bar and inner cushions since you will have to disconnect the outer links any way and they are cheap.

do it all in one shot and you will be a happy camper.
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