Rattle or Cluck Type Noise Over Bumps on Honda Civic

Trailing arm bushings can crack and break resulting in a clunking or rattle noise over bumps. Cracked bushings will require replacement.

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Average mileage: 139,894 (95,000–180,000)
6 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000
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This is the second time Honda service told me my rear trailing arm bushing is cracked again. I guess these are not very robust parts?
1997 Honda Civic180,000
Clunking sound over bumps and squeeking during harder stopping. Not brake squeel. Have not repaired yet.
Honda dealer service says trailing arm bushings are cracked and need replacement. Estimate is $547 plus $80 for alignment. Taking to another mechanic for 2nd opinion. Currently, no handling issues or bumping noises heard from back-end.
rear trailing arm bushings had to be replaced (cracked)
Have to replace the rear trailing arm bushings. Have gone for about 1,000 with this problem.
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