control arm bushing question

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control arm bushing question

Post by lolo France » Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:06 am

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hello, i have a question , i replace my control arm bushing upper
my bushing seems longer on one side, in the kit there was a longer one, it doesn't look good to me, can you tell me what you think? thank you so much


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Re: control arm bushing question

Post by lpcoating » Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:07 am

What the heck guys? With all the expertise on here no one can respond?

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Re: control arm bushing question

Post by Rickf » Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:39 am

The only thing I see is it looks like you are missing the inner retaining washer on the one side. And do not fully tighten those nuts until the full weight of the vehicle is on the suspension, then tighten them up. You want the bushing rubber to be in a neutral position when the vehicle is sitting in it's normal resting position. Once those nuts are tight the inner bushing does not move at all, just the rubber twisting. If you tighten them now then when you set it down the bushings will be under a constant strain.
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Re: control arm bushing question

Post by lpcoating » Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:10 am

Thank you Rick!

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Re: control arm bushing question

Post by Rickf » Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:36 am

Been kind of busy lately.
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Re: control arm bushing question

Post by lolo France » Thu Oct 21, 2021 6:22 pm

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thank you for your help, in the new bushing there is only an interior washer and originally it's like that too

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Re: control arm bushing question

Post by Rickf » Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:10 pm

Ok, I only replaced one set and it was years ago, ever since then I have replaced the entire control arm. I will have to look at mine since you have me curious about that washer. I have a half dozen front suspensions out back to look at. :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: control arm bushing question

Post by svramselaar » Sun Oct 24, 2021 5:57 am

hi

they are crossed
upper side the short one at the back site the long one at the front side
below side the long one at the back side the short one at the rear side

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Re: control arm bushing question

Post by lolo France » Sat Oct 30, 2021 5:12 pm

thank you so I must have just, I will put them back up early and wait to get off the vehicle for tightening, I wonder if we need to grease the new bushing a little or not?

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Re: control arm bushing question

Post by Rickf » Sat Oct 30, 2021 6:56 pm

Those bushings are not greased since once set in place they do not move. That is why you do not tighten them until the vehicle weight is sitting on the suspension. That sets them in the correct position and is where they will live for the rest of their lives.
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Re: control arm bushing question

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