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Old 05-16-2012, 12:12 PM
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Default Bushing in Control Arm- to Frame 1960

Hi, boy one thing after another, or as they would say, welcome to the hobby of car restoration.

I notice a lot of noise under the car in the front especially when I turned. When I brought it to my local gas station, the guy noticed it was a bushing popping out from the frame that connected to the control Arm whe nI turned the wheel.

Not being a suspension guy, is this something I can just tighten? Do I need to replace that bushing connected to the frame , or do I have another problem, like the frame hole where the bushing is conencted is bent or too big or something like that.

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Old 05-16-2012, 12:39 PM
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It's hard to comment without seeing the evidence. Is the bushing ok or is it worn? What caused it to come out?

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Here's mine - you can see the power steering ram bushing is starting to come apart and I believe the idler arm bushings have been replaced with the aftermarket type that can be greased. Maybe it will allow you to compare with what you have. This is looking in from the passenger side.

I'm thinking if it were any of this coming loose you wouldn't be able to steer the car so maybe it's the A-arm bushings? (second pic)
They can't be tightened. They are pressed in and will have to be replaced.

Somebody is sure to have better suspension pics or we'll take a look at yours.....

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Old 05-16-2012, 11:51 PM
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...I notice a lot of noise under the car in the front especially when I turned. ...gas station, the guy noticed it was a bushing popping out from the frame that connected to the control Arm when I turned the wheel.

...Do I need to replace that bushing connected to the frame, or do I have another problem, like the frame hole where the bushing is conencted is bent or too big or something like that...
Sometimes these questions don't include enough detail; that's why I asked for a picture. Is it a urethane bushing, or a idler arm bushing? Both connect to the frame.

Is this an upper or lower control arm. or a drag link?

Without details, all we can do is guess. I say we wait for the pictures. - Dave
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I agree we need a few pics to help....

I thought front sway bar bushing when I read this post the 1st time.
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Hi Guys,

I can't post the pictures. Can I email someone? Or Hey Ray, how much to upgrade membership so i can post pictures. Where do I do that at?

Thanks Everyone!1

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Ok, I found out how to subscribe as a member, and just did it, so I am not sure how long it takes before I can upload a picture!

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Way to go Jack!!!
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You can upload right away. When you 'Post Reply', scroll down the screen, you will see "Additional Options". You will see a place called, MANAGE ATTACHMENTS. Just tell it where your pictures are on your hard drive. Load as many as you want.
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Whew!

Thanks guys. Now hopefully you can see it. It where the Arm meets the frame. It's the bushing in between!

Ths- Jack Maybe the 3rd pic is the best
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