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Old 10-17-2010, 11:51 PM   #1
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What could missing control arm bushings cause?
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bad bad things could happen i would have to guess clunking and moving around evnually grinding the control arm/bolt down..ive never encounterd such an issue ?
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Wow. Guess I'm lucky. Just discovered mine in the front are missing. I've been hearing jingling, but never found anything. My buddy got under my car and saw them missing. Couldn't even begin to know how they're not on there
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Accident, death and dismemberment...

I'd fix it.
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Look on the bright side you only have to press new ones in the old ones are already out.
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Look on the bright side you only have to press new ones in the old ones are already out.
Yeah, thanks bro. Wish I found it sooner, though.
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Look on the bright side you only have to press new ones in the old ones are already out.
Not if its the rubber that'* rotted out. If its the rubber, then the sleeve is still there, and that would still have to be pressed out, since the new ones (at least on w-bodies) are a rubber bushing inside an outer sleeve and need to be pressed in as a unit.

Still, I wouldn't even drive a car with completely rotted control arm bushings. I have to see a picture of this.
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very true forgot about the sleeves.
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Straight up not there. Heard some jingling for a few months but couldn't find the culprit. My buddy looked and found it.
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Straight up not there. Heard some jingling for a few months but couldn't find the culprit. My buddy looked and found it.
How many miles on this car?
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