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Symptoms of Bad or Failing Trailing Arm Bushings
Common signs include a clunking noise when you accelerate or brake, excessive and uneven wear on tires, and loose steering when turning corners.
How Long Do Trailing Arm Bushings Last?
The trailing arm bushings join the axle and pivot point on the body of the vehicle. They are part of a trailing arm suspension in your vehicle. The front trailing arm...
How to Replace a Steering Rack Bushing
You'll know when steering rack bushings are faulty when steering feels loose or bumpy, or if you hear a noise like something is falling off the car.

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Front wheel is making a creaking noise
A creaking noise is going to be most likely a lower ball joint or lower control arm bushings. The noise is due to lack of lubrication and may be in the front wheel bearing also. Have the vehicle inspected by...
Recently I had new tires put on my car and I was told my bushings need to be replaced on the front left tire
I would recommend getting a second opinion on any work you suspect will be needed on your vehicle. A qualified mobile technician, such as one from YourMechanic, can run a thorough diagnostic on your suspension system at your home or...
Rattling noise on a 2002 Honda Passport
It's a 14-year-old Honda Passport and if you hear rattling sounds, a lot of times it is those little stabilizers bolts where the sway bars go and keep the car nice and tight for cornering. On each side there will...
Advice on choosing best type of bushings for a 2003 Civic
The people that drive really fast, they swear on polyurethane and they say that they handle better because they don't bind as much - and they are right. Now they aren't going to last as much long as stack rubber...
Car shudders whenever I brake at a speed of 60-70 mph
The control arm bushings need to be checked. Worn out control arm bushings will change the toe setting at higher speeds, causing the front tires to fight one another. It will also cause a feathering wear to occur on the...
noise after oil change
Hello. If this occurs right after the oil change it is because the vehicle was put up in the air to service it. When this occurs the bushings and shocks over extend, which ends up putting them in the wrong...
Thumping sounds while driving over sharp bumps
The only part you did not mention and the most likely cause of the problem is the inside lower control bushings which could possibly be bad. I would also check the steering gear mount bushings for excessive wear. Both of...
Clunking car when I go over bumps
Basically, any bolted on or "jointed" moving part or bushing could account for noise in the front end. Not included in your list are rack and pinion mounts/bushings, strut bearings, tie rod ends, even brake parts (caliper torque plate), loose...
Can a bushing was checked out and looked fine to a mechanic, can it go bad 2-3 weeks later?
Hi there: Different mechanics and automotive retailers have unique service checks before selling a car or saying that it's "OK" to sell. So it's virtually impossible for us to tell you whether or not the bad bushing should have been...
Sqeaking in the rear
Hello. The most common cause of this on your vehicle is the rear bushings. Most of the time the bushings are not actually bad, but instead it is because the bushings may be dry or not set at the right...
Noticed that all bushings on my front lower control arms are torn. Can this be the cause of the popping noise I hear when turning
Yes that is correct. Bad bushings will cause a noise in the front end and excessive rattling while hitting bumps. If you need more help, a certified professional from YourMechanic can come to your car's location to inspect the rattling...
Car makes a single loud pop when first backing up or pulling foward. Sounds like s hammer.
You should have the lower control arm ball joints checked to see if they are loose. Also, check the sway bar link arms and sway bar bushings for wear or damage. An inspection of your suspension...
In most cases, bushings won't be so bad since the trailing arms are going to come off the vehicle. But since you asked about safety and suggested they are failing, I have to wonder what condition they are in. I...
Rear suspension arm bushing has play
Any amount of play in suspension components can cause noise and/or vibrations. Duties of bushings are not only to keep suspension components to the chassis, but also to isolate you from noise. If the bushings are worn/broken, then you can...
What does it mean when your car creaks when you go over things like speed bumps?
This is oftentimes related to worn out bushings in various suspension components. Control arm bushings are an important part of vehicle suspension systems. Bushings are made of rubber, which separates the faces of two objects while allowing a certain amount...
I can't find replacement control arm bushings, any thoughs?
Hey there. Thanks for writing in about your Cadillac Eldorado. For parts like these, RockAuto is a good resource. They should have what you're looking for. Once you get the part and need service done on your control arm and...
I had the tie rods and upper control arms replaced on my truck and it still squeaks.
This may be related to the stabilizer bar. A stabilizer bar is a steel bar that connects suspension components on opposite wheels. Its purpose is to combat body roll when a car makes a turn. It is also known as...
My shifter cable bushing broke can you fix this with out changing the cable?
As long as the shift cable end is not damaged and can hold a new bushing then a new bushing can be installed. Most models have an aftermarket bushing on the market. The dealer in most cases do not make...
Dull knocking from the front end of the car noticeable at lower speeds
The noise would have to be heard to give a diagnosis for this. The noise may be coming from the brakes or suspension. The rack and pinion may be causing the issue but this would be difficult to determine without...
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If your control arm bushing was replaced and it is now pulling when your brake, I would recommend taking it back to the service facility that replaced the bushing and ask them to recheck their work. It is possible that...

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