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Old 05 Jan 2013, 02:57 pm
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Default Pictures of Control Arm - How's it Look?

I did my front brakes and checked the front end parts, 85K on my '07 base NA.

I had no play in my tie rods and ball joints, so I guess they're good. The struts look clean, no sign of fluid leaks. Here's a few photos of the control arms:
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Driver's Side Control Arm Bushing
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Passenger's Side Control Arm Bushing
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Driver's Side Ball Joint
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Passenger's Side Ball Joint

I pushed on the front end on both sides, it pops right back up, no excessive bounce. My driver's side does make a creak while pushing on it. I'm not sure what's causing it. Any idea? Do the control arm bushings look OK?
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Old 05 Jan 2013, 04:10 pm
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Those are A OK

If you see the bushing start to tear thats when you need to replace them :-)
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Old 05 Jan 2013, 04:37 pm
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Those bushings are toast. They have separated from the metal ring on the out side and have let the control arm drop down on the sub fram. Not any danger but the need to be replaced. Also one ball joint has a busted boot. Replace all four and your good to go. By the way that's the way to get the right answer on line. It's like I am there and see exackley what you see Aewsome. Easly replaceable.
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Old 05 Jan 2013, 07:11 pm
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It also looks like one ball joint was changed already. The factory ones dont have a zerk fitting...
I agree that the bushings are bad.
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Old 05 Jan 2013, 07:13 pm
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lol i hope you all saw my A OK as sarcasm :-p lol
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Old 05 Jan 2013, 07:37 pm
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i am awaiting my parts to arrive from rock auto (lower control arms ) will replace them this coming weekend.My bushings were torn on both sides
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Old 05 Jan 2013, 08:07 pm
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i am awaiting my parts to arrive from rock auto (lower control arms ) will replace them this coming weekend.My bushings were torn on both sides
i just installed mine from rock auto, i tell ya those balljoint pins are a PAIN to get into the pinch bolt assembly lol
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Old 05 Jan 2013, 08:12 pm
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lol i hope you all saw my A OK as sarcasm :-p lol
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Old 05 Jan 2013, 08:16 pm
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Further to tie together two threads, pictured here are the infamous rusted blind nut bolts: cut two holes and put it back together in the morning WTF.
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Driver's Side Control Arm Bushing
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I posted from my phone while actually working on mine haha so i forgot to add the mandatory :-p afterwards.
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