Cobalt Suspension Bushing Fix
Our '06 LT that has 48k miles is already on it's second set of front suspension lower control arm bushings, the "pancake" bushing to be specific, and doing just a quick search of the internet it seems to be a VERY common problem with the Cobalt. The problem for me though is that the warranty is out so the next set will come out of my pocket and it's obvious that the factory replacements aren't any better because it seems GM hasn't lifted a finger to actually fix the problem other than keep replacing them so my question is this. Do any aftermarket suppliers such as PST offer bushing kits that eliminate this issue or am I doomed to replacing these bushings every 20k miles or so regardless of who's bushing I use? I can deal with a harsher suspension due to stiffer bushings so long as I don't have to replace them as often as I would using factory bushings. When this problem first appeared at 20k miles, I couldn't find any aftermarket company that had poly type bushings for the Cobalt but now it seems they are available however my question is do these kits resolve the problem?