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1997 ford thunderbird LX . Rear Wheels - Upper control arm bushings.

The upper control arm bushings on rear wheels are beginning to wear(128,000 miles) . Dealership tells me that have to replace all hardware on both wheels, as the rubber bushing itself cannot be replaced. Cost $ 1500! Seems like a rip-off to me. Surely there is a cheaper way?

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    Hi Guill: Thank you so much. This info will give me the strength to get it done right, without their overkill!

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Hi...
I 'm a mechanic and have been Replaced the UPPER control Arm bushing on thunderbird.
And the Price for the Bushing is CHEAP..

You need only Replace the damaged parts, not all the ALL HARDWARE, They are wrong.

OK.. you can find on any Autoparts. for EXAMPLE Here is AUTOZONE.
with the Bushings that you need. just look..

http://www.autozone.com/N,14600794/shopping/partTypeResultSet.htm

I hope this help on your question..
Thank you for use fixya..

Posted on Sep 24, 2008

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