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Old 09 Jan 2011, 08:49 pm
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Default CONTROL ARM BUSHINGS AGAIN??

Ok just had PT state Inspected,at a private shop====,, mechanic showed me small crack on third set of bushings that Chrylser dealer put in.----2003 with 87500 miles..is this possible? It passes inspection but he wanted to show me...do all PT bushings crack like this--- this fast? HELP? Thanks MJB (but -- My GT has same bushings since new also 2003 only 44k miles on it though)
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Old 10 Jan 2011, 01:29 am
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Bushing may crack 'cosmetically', that's entirely different than a failed bushing.
It's like saying the engine is bad because there's a dent in the fender.
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Old 10 Jan 2011, 09:07 am
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ok,,Ill accept that..was getting nervous,,only 10k since last bushings & only 10months,,passed state inspection,,without a glitch!MJB
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Still noisy? Banging? Mine still sounds like the front-end wants to fall off. Replaced most of the front suspension, and am moving on to checking the front strut mounts.
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Old 23 Jan 2011, 04:24 pm
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when you guys are replacing the control arm bushings, are you replacing them with oem ones or are you getting aftermarket ones like moog or any other company?
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Old 25 Jan 2011, 11:58 pm
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AFTERMARKET!!!!!
Urethane, or polyurethane.
Polyurethane Bushings - Performance Suspension Components
Shop around for better prices.
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Old 26 Jan 2011, 09:00 am
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They will wear- I've not had a problem, though
OEM's bushings flex, (hopefully w/o breaking). They used to be trouble free.
Urathanes rub. The Neon had them on forever, though, don't think there's anything
wrong Prolly 150k miles on 'em.

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