the rear trailing arm bushings and rear sway bar end links have also been replaced at the same time as the lower ball joints. I located both the lower ball joints and rear sway bar end links, but failed to locate the rear trail arm bushings. Is it visible to the naked eye?
replacing rear trailing arm bushings on 2001 Honda CR-V
by OL55 in Mohegan Lake, NY on May 04, 2009
ANSWER by patrick mannion , May 04, 2009
The rear trailing arm runs front to rear at each side of the rear of the car. The trailing arm has the wheel hub mounted at the rear of the trailing arm and pivots at the front on the trailing arm bushing. The trailing arm bushing has a short bar going through it secured to the body with a bolt at each side of the short bar ( the head of the bolts are 14mm or 17mm). The bar goes through a bushing about 2 3/4 inch in diameter that is pressed into the trailing arm.