I have a 91 Acura Legend and I have a noise coming from my front end. If sounds like a rattling/creeking noise.It makes this noise all the time. I have no clue what it is. I replaced the ball joints,sway bar links,tie rod end on driver side they said passenger side was good. I also replaced the struts and strut mounts.I am running out of ideas the only thing lift to replace is the upper control arm, lower control arms and the radius rod bushing/housing. The ball joints seem to be ok on the upper control arms.The lower control arm bushings are hard to check I am wondering what should i replace next to fix the problem. The Car also seem to still be riding rough over bumpy roads.Any help would be great thanks
Car 1: 1991 Legend
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Check the "bracket" that the front of the lower arm attaches to, the bushing on them tends to crack and sometimes completely wear out. When metal hits metal you will hear them and it will cause a shimmy when you drive. Here is a pic of a bracket with good bushing for reference. Your front engine mounts attach to this same bracket. It is hard to inspect as there is a large washer in front.
Hi, I am in need of the bushing which is also cracked as illustrated in the images. I went to Acura Stealership and they said i need to get the entire attachment for $400. Now can I just replace the bushing itself?
Car 1: 91 Alpha/Alpha Touring KA7
Car 2: 92 Alpha/ AlphaT KA8
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Yea poly them or find a better set in the parts yards
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If you have a press you can remove the old bushing. Using the bracket you can poly fill.
A member in australia invested some money buying the necessary material and tools to make poly bushing.
He is no longer making the bushing. Thats why we poly fill hoping filling the cracks.and.gaps of the existing bushing.
Its expensive to buy the entire bracket.
You may find it in junk yards if the price is right and its condition.
About the bushings for "Bracket set, R Fr beam" #51010-SP0-900 and "Bracket set, L Fr beam" #51011-SP0-900, I am in the process of replacing those. The part is only available from Honda distributors. They told me a price well over $400/ea, and they acknowledged this was not an option. But they offered to help me.
So, with a good caliper and their assistance, I've been able to identify bushings that will fit in the brackets. Not an exact fit, but good enough to solve the worn bushings. Now, those do require some modifying with machine tools and/or a mechanic willing to do so.
In the next couple days I shall give you the P/N for the suitable size bushings. Images will take a bit longer, but I will try to so so.
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