Q: Honda dealership maintenance question: Recall on bushings: replace

asked by on

Brought in to replace bushings (includes wheel alignment) and for A1 service (oil change and wheels rotated). Added on front brake maintenance.

Once in the shop, how long should it take mechanic to complete all work? (Assuming no other cars in the way of work being completed.)

My car has 84000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

It’s not easy to say without knowing: Which bushings are being replaced and knowing exactly what they consider a "brake maintenance". The oil change, tire rotation, and alignment alone can take 2-3 hours easily if the alignment requires adjustment at all 4 wheels. I’ll speculate a bit on the "brake maintenance". - Replace brake pads only - maybe an hour. - Replace brake pads with resurfacing rotors - 2-3 hours. - Replacing brake pads and rotors - 2-3 hours. Why ? Honda has switched brake set up a number of times over the years. Some vehicles have "floating rotors" - which only require the brake caliper be removed to remove and replace the rotor. Some years have "pressed-rotors" - the brake rotor and wheel hub require being removed and a hydraulic press be used to separate the hubs and rotors.

As for the bushings, again it depends on which bushings. Control arm bushings can take an hour per side. Cradle bushings can take much longer. All this work can easily be an all day affair.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Honda dealership maintenance question: Recall on bushings: replace

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Loud rattling from rear

The information provided leads me to believe that the rattling noise you are experiencing in your Chevy Impala is the rear stabilizer end links failing. It can be difficult to identify a noise problem without physically driving and inspecting your...

Q: My Chrysler 200 2012 has no coolant and it won't start and it's smoking from the back

Claimed by Kevin Gainer

Q: Alternator belt noise when running the air conditioning

Hello. Noise signifies a problem. The problem could be a worn belt but the noise could also be due to a faulty tensioner, misaligned pulleys, or glazing on the belt which by the way in certain configurations will result in...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.