Replacement strut bushings

Tiny
HONDAWOES
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  • 1997 HONDA CRV
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
I need to replace the worn out strut bushings in both front lower control arms on my 1997 Honda CR-V. It appears that I have to replace the lower control arms with new ones that have the bushings already installed. Are they crazy?

There must be replacement bushings available, but where do I find them?

Thanks in advance.
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Monday, February 28th, 2011 AT 9:44 AM

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Tiny
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Where did you check for replacement parts? Dealer or parts outlets?
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Monday, February 28th, 2011 AT 2:34 PM
Tiny
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There are both OEM and aftermarket LCA bushings available. I've replaced literally dozens of these.
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Monday, February 28th, 2011 AT 7:15 PM
Tiny
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I appologize for not being clear about the strut mount bushings that I
need. I need the bushings that sit in the lower front cuntrol arms,
through which the lower end of the strut fork is bolted to the control
arm.

Honda does not show a part number for these bushings, their "Parts
Detail-Diagram For FRONT LOWER ARM" shows the bushings in the control
arm but does not show a part number for these busings. The control arm
part numbers are 51360-S10-A00 ARM ASSY, L. FR. (LOWER) and
51350-S10-A00 ARM ASSY, R. FR. (LOWER).

Can I remove the same bushings from other like control arms and use them
to replace my worn out bushings without too much hassle? Or can I tear
the worn bushings out of my control arms and replace them with any
suitable bushings of the same dimensions, if so do you have any tips on
finding something that will suffice? Or do I have to replace both
control arms and then have the front end re-alined.
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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 AT 8:19 AM
Tiny
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Hinda parts catalogue does not have the part no listed but over here we can get replacement parts easily from parts outlet.

You can use substitute bushes provided you can get the parts but if the design is different, it might not work out accordingly.

Of course replacing the control arms would be the best solution but the price is not that enticing.
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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 AT 6:51 PM

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