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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-13-2008, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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has anybody had to get their lower control arm bushings replaced yet?
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-14-2008, 05:53 AM
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that im getting ready to do myself. seems to be a common issue
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that im getting ready to do myself. seems to be a common issue
The poly replacement bushings are crap. They work really well in the beginning but the polyurethane just gives up after a few months and all you get is severe control arm play. I dont know if thats what you have or are thinking about "upgrading" too. Just figured I'd throw the info out there.

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actually i had ordered the stock replacement bushings for my car i never even planned on getting the poly bushings, for the $20.00 if they last another 20,000 miles ill replace them again. nramlow2006 i will let you know how difficult it will be i will end up replacing them as soon as the dealership gets them.
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I started having a bad thumping under my floor and I assumed I broke something on my very bumpy dirt road this winter. I brought my '08 in today and it turns out I have bad bushings on the driver's side and so-so bushings on the passenger side!

The tech and service writer say there's no way they should wear out so fast (8,000 miles!) and they know dealers all over the place are ordering these parts, so they are on backorder.

Sounds like a TSB brewing, doesn't it?

At least my dealer says no worries, they will take care of it.
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i've had mine done twice so far.

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i've had mine done twice so far.

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Covered both times, I hope?

Did they at least say they are using better parts when they replace them or is this a problem with our control arms, no matter what bushings they install?

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Hello, new to the site, I had my Lower control arm bushings replaced (under warranty) Saturday on my 06 LS and today I notice I am getting the same sound as prior to the service just not yet as severe. Does anybody know if there is a bigger problem that causes these parts to go or maybe I just got a bad part/install?

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Yep, covered both times.

I was talking to a local body shop and apperently they are starting to "tac-weld" these bushings in b/c they are popping out all the time. How thats possible I don't know, but alot of people that own older Cobalts are getting pissed with replacing these.

I call f'ing bs from chevy... they should be replacing these bushings with higher quality pieces.


When my warrenty runs out (all depending how long GM can hold on as a company) I will be upgrading all bushing and motor mounts with better ones.
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