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#1 2017-01-09 18:58:41

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From: Fair Oaks, CA
Registered: 2011-10-06
User Number: 6094
Posts: 4963

Alignment needed if replacing Control Arm Bushing?

Hey all, on the list of maintenance items is my front control arm rear bushings - they're pretty worn. Do you think I would need to get the car aligned after replacing those? In a perfect world I would think no given that the bushings mount in the same location and I'll be buying OEM (group-N) but wanted to confirm.

The bushings in question are the ones in the right on this diagram, at the rear of the control arm.

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#2 2017-01-09 22:05:59

From: Central CT
Registered: 2005-11-09
User Number: 890
Posts: 250

Re: Alignment needed if replacing Control Arm Bushing?

If they are worn you had slop so the car would have been nearly impossible to align properly the last time it was done. Swap them out, make sure you tie rods feel good (if not replace them now as well) and get an alignment.



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