Showing articles & questions for topic
bushings

Related articles

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.

Related questions

Question
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...
Question
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...
Question
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...
Question
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...
Question
avanza
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...
Question
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...
Question
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...
Question
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...
Question
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...
Question
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...
Question
Hi got
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...
Question
The bushing in the extension housing spins out. I have new extension housing, yoke, drive shaft, and u joints.
Hi there. From the description you have provided, your vehicle's extension housing bushing repeatedly spinning out, something is being overlooked. Replacing all the components, without determining the cause, is not working. My thought is, look into the pinion angle of...
Question
Noise when turning
Among the possibilities are the strut bearings, strut mounts, the strut itself, the outer cv axle joints, and/or any suspension component, such as a tie rod end, ball joint, sway bar mount, or suspension bushing that is loose or worn,...
Question
Rubbing noise coming from the front driver's side tire. What could be the problem?
The wheel hub bearing could be getting noisy or the scraping noise could be caused by the brake pad material. The most common cause of such noise is when the metallic material in the brake pad makes a scraping noise...
Question
The lower control arms keep breaking the bushings, what could be the problem?
This may suggest that the control arms themselves may be bent or not properly aligned when installed. As you know, the control arm is designed to bend and flex according to road conditions and the way the driver controls the...
Question
Is it safe to drive with bushings gone?
Hi there. To be blunt, no, it's not safe to drive a vehicle that have any bushings that are completely broken. Bushings are designed to cushion critical steering or front end components. When they fail, those components can snap and...
Question
My car's steering rack makes a noise when going straight or left.
The steering rack can be damaged by stones or other debris being thrown up from the roadway. The rubber boot also can tear from aging and constant compress/extend motions as well during turns. If your steering rack makes noises while...
Question
There is a knocking sound coming from the back wheel
From what you describe, it would appear that your vehicle experienced some sort of issue when you hit the dip. It may be possible that a suspension or engine component was damaged when the impact was made, and is now...
Question
I have really bad shaking in my tires when I drive between 20 and 70 mph
Several things could be causing the shake you're experiencing: tires out of balance, defective/worn tires, worn struts, worn control arm bushings, worn tie rods, wheel bearings starting to fail, the list goes on. Start by having a local service center...
Question
Can bad ball joints cause the wheels to have a lot of play from side to side?
You may be feeling the steering moving back and forth since you have both tires off the ground. Try to only have one tire off the ground at a time and see if you still feel the movement. If you...

Need a mechanic?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 700 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

Get a quote

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.


Ask a question