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Old 12-03-08, 07:15 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Oh, ok. That big orange thing?
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there's a possibility your parents not really bottomed the car out, but kept hitting a particular dip in the road bending both sides.

but if it's just bushings... checking bushings is like checking a chicks ass out.. if it's good, you'll know. ;]

i've seen 40 year old cars with original bushings. the car was a little 'boaty' but it rode fine.




edit: no, the orange thing is your upper balljoint. the control arm bushing are the two bushings at the other end with the threaded studs coming up from them. there's two.
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If its bad, you'll see cracks in them, just like motor mounts. Plus it might not be orange, but black cause of dirt build-up
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I guess it's time to spend a little time under my car.

Maybe I should google some diagrams of the underbody. I have no idea where to look.
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All you gotta do is remove the wheel. It'll be right in front of your face. It not that hard to find.
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Oh, ok. See, I was assuming I'd have to ramp it up and crawl under it.

Do I need to check both sides?

I hope my stepdad has a torque wrench... I'm sure it sounds silly, but I don't like the idea of my lugnuts being put back out of spec...
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Ya check both sides just to be sure.
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that's always a good thing, but i'd be more worried about putting your suspension back together the right way.

you've got some research you need to do, if you're not sure where the control arms are. check out the suspension section in the FSM. you can read the FSM in the newbie FAQ under the Forum link
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Old 12-03-08, 07:34 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Alrighty. Now, are these bushings easy to replace? Or would I still need a whole new control arm for that?
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Sorry to say, but the bushings are pretty much attached to the control arm. The only way to replace them is if you know a shop that can take them out. If you can't find one, the only option is to replace the control arms.
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lol, is that why you told him to replace the arms? oooohhhh! lol. now i'm not so confused. haha.

you need a shop press. arm bushings are a PITA. but i'd check pricing... it is cheaper to just get the arms w/ the bushings? or is it more worth it to you personally to get bushings and pay a shop to press them in.
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lol, is that why you told him to replace the arms? oooohhhh! lol. now i'm not so confused. haha.
That is correct lol.
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there goes that hour of my life. lol, nothing like figuring out something that someone had already figured out. oye.

..lol, it's a learning experience.. you don't go through it, you don't remember it... that how i'm gonna look at this optimistically.
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Well, I know a totally awesome mechanic out here. Not specifically an Acura, mechanic, but he really knows a lot, and he's really, really helpful. I'll ask him about it.
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Well, I know a totally awesome mechanic out here. Not specifically an Acura, mechanic, but he really knows a lot, and he's really, really helpful. I'll ask him about it.
Hopefully he can help out lol. GL.
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