A control arm bushing is a steel sleeve surrounded by neoprene rubber (sometimes polyurethane) that is pressed into the control arm. Typically, a large bolt or pin goes through the center of the bushing to secure the control arm to the subframe.
Symptoms of Wear or Failure
- Suspension may make a knocking and/or squeaking noise when going over bumps
- Vehicle may wander
- Uneven tire wear
Related Repair Advice
- If possible, we recommend replacing control arm bushings as a set, especially on vehicles subject to heavy usage.
- In some cases, the control arm must be replaced in order to replace the bushings
- Replacing the control may affect the alignment's settings. We recommend a four-wheel alignment when the ball joints are replaced.