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Is alignment needed after replacing upper control arms?

My yearly NY inspection revealed a bad upper ball joint and the shop gave me a quote to replace it. One of the line items on the quote was an automatic and irremovable item which read "Auto: alignment ...
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What is the purpose of this mount on the upper suspension arm?

While driving on a rough road, a bushing fell off from the front driver side suspension arm. I could not feel anything different on the 1km drive home. So I'm wondering what is the use for the part? ...
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Does it matter if factory-split bushings don't “close up” when installed?

I just replaced my front stabilizer bar bushings to fix a clunking noise I was getting. It solved the problem and the clunking is gone, but the replacement bushings don't seem to fit quite exactly. ...
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Grease/lubricate rubber stabilizer bar bushings?

I just bought a set of these bushings to replace the worn-out ones in my front stabilizer bar. The set did not include any grease or lubricant. The manufacturer doesn't state the construction ...
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Should I replace bushings or lubricate them?

My car is creaking whenever I turn at slow speeds, and I'm almost certain that its the power steering rack and pinion (and probably sway bar) bushings that's causing the noise. Question: If they are ...
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2003 Honda Civic Si - Do I need to drop my trans to replace the pilot bushing?

So I've been hearing this whining noise with the clutch engaged in neutral, as well as in gear around 3k rpm. After doing some research I am convinced that it's the pilot bushing. I saw a few guides ...
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1999-Mercury Cougar..noisy new suspension bushings

I have a 99 mercury cougar I just picked up. The rear suspension bushings were replaced, but are very noisy. Is there anything I can do to stop it or do I just have to live with it? Thanks for the ...
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How rubber bushes works in parts like swing arms or wishbones?

I'm specifically trying to understand "where" the friction happens when swing arms or wishbones moves up/down. In an ordinary assembling, the securing bolt goes through a few stuff like chassis or ...
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Rubber ring near sway bar bushing

I have noticed a rubber ring just before my swaybar bushing. The ring is badly damaged and needs replacing - however, I have no idea what it is called and thus cannot find a replacement. Could ...
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How to insert plastic ring bushing

I am trying to replace a plastic bushing and I can't figure out how to get it in. There must be some trick to it. See photos below.
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Should a bushing or sealant be used when bolting a gun safe to the cab floor?

The Nissan Titan quad cab has a rear seat fold up which when moved up shows a visible compartment for storage. I would like to remove this plastic compartment and install a custom gun safe but I am ...
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Bolts vs. rivets for securing swing arm rubber bushing mount

The rear swing arms on my car have the mount for the rubber bushings riveted to the arm. It is a pain in the neck to replace the bushings, since you need to bring the whole arm to the rubber workshop. ...
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Steering rack bushing needs to be replaced. Do I need to replace the whole rack?

My wife's car recently started slipping whenever she turns to the right. By slipping, I mean that she will be taking a hard right, then her steering will slip to the left and she has to crank the ...
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Bushing in a motor? [closed]

Can someone please explain to me what the purpose of bushing is in a motor and what would happen if it was not present?
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Honda Jazz 2007 1.4 Dsi CVT

My Honda Jazz is in for 195,000 km service, Bosch service centre contacted me and said that my Control Arm Bushings are worn, but they need to replace the entire control arm as the bushings are not ...
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Car rolls back when braking at low speed on 14 ' Audi S4 (B8.5)

I have just been changing my brake pads for the first time and my mechanic has noticed something unusual. He told me that whenever he brakes at low speed, the car rolls back a bit. According to him, ...
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Is it dangerous to drive with partially torn control arm bushings?

My 2008 Acura TSX had developed a violent shake when accelerating. Upon a brief inspection, I noticed the control arm/compliance bushings were partially torn (completely at one point, partially at two ...
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Reverse grinds and transmission won't lock into 1st gear [closed]

I have a 2001 Ford Escort ZX2 with manual transmission. It has had noticeable play in the shifter but had no problems until suddenly the clutch just would not engage after being pushed down completely....
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2005 Civic Lower Control Arm replacement or Bushing?

My Front Passenger side compliance bushing is bad. I can get the bushing for $27, or I can get the entire control arm (including bushing) for $41. Wouldn't it be worth it just to change out the ...