I drove the car and confirmed the noise. Also heard what sounded like nuts and bolts ratteling when bumps were crossed. Looked and discovered that the sway bar linkages were missing the insulators. Both sides. I changed those out without any problems.
Low freq rumble noise is still there when you hit a bump. Not as bad, but is still there.
I suspect that the lower control arm bushings are extremely worn and making the noise we are hearing. I would like to replace them but am reluctant to go through the entire procedure as outlined in my repair manual.
What I would like to know is; if I undo the bolts holding the lower control arm to the frame, is there enough play to push it up/or down just far enough to slip in the new bushings?
Thanks a lot for any help you can offer.
have the same problem?
Saturday, July 28th, 2007 AT 10:11 AM