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2004 Nissan Quest front control arm bushing replacement.

We need to replace front control arm bushing. It is told that Nissan only offers whole control arm and no replacement bushing. Is there any way to only replace the bushing? Whole control arm is expensive an not needed.
Thanks a lot.

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  • cinar1997 Nov 30, 2008

    I checked on those parts websites but only for 1993-1998 or 1999-2002 Quest bushings were listed. What is your suggestion?

    Thanks a lot again.

  • soochan Dec 05, 2008

    I also have same problem w/ lower control arm bushings on 04 Quest. I also checked the web site for Kragen/Checker. Yes, in deed they carry this bushing $24.99, but not from Autozone. Question is, will I need a special tool/skill to replace these bushings, or, is it "Slum Dunk" job? Please let me know.

  • soochan Dec 05, 2008

    Kragen/Checkers carry these bushings, but Autozone does not. In order to replace bushings, do I need to have special tools/skill, or, is it "Slum Dunk" job? I do have tools to remove lower control arms, but I've never worked on the bushing replacement in the past. I should have wheels aligned after replacing the bushings, shouldn't I? Can someone advice? Thanks,

  • ricky3249 Apr 29, 2009

    I need to replace balljoint on front control arm. I was told that Nissan only offers whole control arm and no replacement balljoint. Is there any way to only replace the balljoint? Whole control arm is expensive an not needed.
    Thanks a lot.

  • soochan May 11, 2010

    I did not have any ideas that my first two messages were delivered. If you received third one, please disregard any two messages. Thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    83 dodge ram replacing the control arm bushing lower and upper best way to replace them

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Sorry guys not a solution but I too have an 04 Quest, which supposedly has worn controller arm bushings and Nissan says I need both controller arms replaced. For a total of $950!!! I was told that they need to replace the whole arm and cannot replace only the bushings. Now reading the posts on this site I find that to be untrue. Seems all I need to spend is anywhere from $25 to $35 per bushing.

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I had located the bushings at www.checkerauto.com for 24.99 ea. Naturally a dealership will sell you more than what you need.

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You can get just the bushings at autozone, checker, napa auto part stores for about $30.00 to $35.00. You can replace them yourself or take the vehicle to the shop.


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