Replacing 405 Control Arm Bushings
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    Tadpole
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    Default Replacing 405 Control Arm Bushings

    My control arm bushings are shot - both front and back on one side.

    According to one shop, only the rear bushing can be replaced, but another mechanic (who unfortunately doesn't have the gear to do the job) believes both can be done.

    Has anyone had both front and rear bushings replaced in Canberra? If so, where?

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    Not sure of who can do it, but both can be pressed on.
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    When you can find someone to do the job, make sure they take note of the alignment marks on the new bushes & control arms.
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    Default compare prices

    get a price on doing the job then compare the price to a complete lower arm from someone like Caravelle ,could be line ball or cheeper .PUGS ,AND YOU GET THE BALL JOINT THROWN IN

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    I think you're right. Caravelle has a complete arm for $125 (no ball joint). Compared to $45 for the bushings plus the labour to install I reckon the whole arm is the way to go.

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