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How do you replace front control arm bushings?
Last Updated: 8th March, 2020
- Release the Ball Joint.
- Remove the Sway Bar Link.
- Remove the Control Mounting Bolts.
- Remove the Lower Control Arm.
- Replace the Bushings.
- Reinstall the Lower Control Arm.
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Furthermore, how much should it cost to replace control arm bushings?
The cost to replace a control arm bushing will vary greatly depending on the make and model of your vehicle. The cost for a new bushing ranges between $5 and $150, while the average labor costs are between $100 and $300. This means you're looking at a total of between $105 and $450 for one bushing replacement.
Additionally, how do I know if my control arm bushings are bad? Here are the most common symptoms of bad control arm bushings and ball joints:
- Clunking Noise. Specifically coming from the control arm and usually following a bump, braking, or a hard turn.
- Steering Wander. Pulling to the left or right without input from the steering wheel.
- Un-Even Tire Wear.
Moreover, is it OK to drive with bad control arm bushings?
When bushings wear, they allow more movement. The driver may feel a shimmy from the front of the vehicle, or hear clunking or rattling noises on rough roads, when turning the wheel or in hard braking. Worn control-arm bushings can allow the vehicle's front end to slip out of alignment and cause premature tire wear.
How long does it take to replace control arm bushings?
about 1-1.5 hours