Q: Cracked bushings

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The shocks/struts condition-worn bushings cracked.

Hi. The vehicle is equipped with many suspension components that involve rubber bushings for comfort and noise dampening. Dry-rot or large cracks in these bushings are signs of age and wear and must be corrected to avoid problems from noise to drivability concerns. If you need further assistance, I recommend you have a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, inspect the suspension components on your vehicle and suggest an appropriate repair.

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