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Comments about MOOG Control Arm Bushing:
these bushings seemed like a quick and easy fix, mainly if you dont have a press.
i have replaced these 3 times in about 10k miles due to movement. it doesnt seem apparent but pretty much after 2 weeks they already have a movement to them, and they are not as tight as they should be when installed, but provide no movement until a few hundred miles later. the material they are made of just wears out quickly. i really would avoid these, even though they have a lifetime replacement, who wants to keep replacing the same part while destroying your tires?
im buying the original press-in kind so i can be done with it.
Comments about MOOG Control Arm Bushing:
HAVE PUT Thousand's of dollars into my car plus a $3000 paint job. The car sounds like a piece of junk because of these so called problem solver bushings. I have tried every kind of silicone and other lubricants on the market to stop these from squeaking.
I called the company and they said they are made out of thermoplastic what ever that is.
I usually do most of my own work but had these installed at a local shop. I don't know if the instructions say to grease them first. They do not come with a grease so I assume not. I had the torque of the bolts checked by a shop and my self and every thing is correct. Too much money and work at this point to replace them with something else. My car is ruined.
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Q:2001 buick century custom. moog control arm bushing. is this used with an electric back door window?
A:I'm happy to help, Jay! The electric windows would not affect your control arm bushing. There is detailed application information under the heading Product Application(s) under the Description tab. This part's description is: Front Lower Rearward; Problem Solver; 2 piece design bushing allows for easier installation; 2 Req.
Q:How do you put in the bushing for the Control Arm Bushing
A:Installing control arm bushings generally requires having the alignment checked once the job is complete. The use of an air chisel makes the job easier if one is available. Control arm bushings are pressed in and require some force to get out. When removing the control arms, make sure that they are replaced with the exact adjustment that was present when they were removed. There are many different adjustments depending of the year and type of vehicle. If it is the type of vehicle that uses shims in the upper control arm between the frame and the control arm, remove the shims and lay them together so they can be replaced in the same place. These shims are all different sizes and control the camber and caster. If it is the type of vehicle that has eccentrics, note the exact position of the eccentric and mark it with a paint stick for installation. If it is the type with an inside eccentric with a tab, mark where the tab is located. These resemble quarter moon shaped slots with a pin that moves up or down in the slot. Mark the position within the slot that the pin is located. If an air gun is available lay the lip of the control arm on the flat side of a vise and use the air gun tip behind the lip of the bushing and work around the lip to force it out. They are very tight so it may be necessary to use the chisel and bend the bushing inward on the inside of the control arm. If it is stuck too hard, apply some heat to expand the arm a little and work it out. If at all possible do not angle the bushing as it comes out or it will become even more difficult. Once out put anti seize compound on the inside of the hole in the control arm and on the new bushing. Use a big hammer to install the bushings but do not beat on the bushing itself or it will distort. Use a block of wood or something flat to disperse the force across the entire face of the bushing. If an air chisel is not available it will have to be taken out with a large hammer. Place the control arm on a vise and hammer it out from the inside. Rotate the control arm as it is being forced out. The main thing is to not distort or bend the control arm. Use a large socket or piece of pipe as a receptacle when installing the new bushing. Hammer the bushing into the pipe. If they are not all the way in it wont hurt anything because when they are installed the large nuts and washers will pull them the rest of the way in. For any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representative there would be more than happy to assist you.