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2004 Chrysler Sebring Question: Replace Front and Rear Bushings

 

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Edward Klein, Las Vegas, NV, December 30, 2010, 13:32
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I have been diagnosed at several auto shops that I need bushings replaced. They have all tried using all kinds of lube to stop the annoying noise but to no avail. What would be a fair price to replace front and rear bushings on my Sebring convertible 2004. Thank you.

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    December 30, 2010, 13:59
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    If you need the lower front control arm bushings, often you have to replace the whole lower control arm. That is several hundred dollars just for the front control arms. i.e $250 per control arm and then 1.5 hours of labor per side. The rears are not that much cheaper.

    Be sure of the problem, if it is the bushings the noise should go away when you are driving in the rain. Does it? If not, it may be something else. I would go to the best known front end specialist or the Dealership for a precise answer. So you don't waste any money, it could be the bushings, but I can't understand why squirting WD-40 on them does not help, because it should, at least for a few days. There should be a place, if you put the car on a lift to spray in some WD-40, to quite them down. That is what I do, that is how I make SURE it is a bushing problem, by making it go away for a day or 2 with a light lubricant like WD-40. Then when when the noise goes away and then comes back, I KNOW it is a bushing issue.

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    torque wrench from Stewart's Auto Repair LLC, December 30, 2010, 18:48
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    Contact your local dealership to see if your car has a recall for this problem. The Chrysler Sebring had a problem with the welds on the front shock towers, that caused a squeeking noise simular to bad bushings. If this is the problem they will repair it free.

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