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Jerking motion in front end when applying brakes etc

I think it is the subframe front bushing --- how do you replace them -- I have changed the upper/lower front end bushings / shocks bilstein and i have replased the bar bushing with the outer links and the rack $ pinion everything has been replaced but the serial # --- pls assist I am under the immpression that this is a free information exchange site.. If not please repond with your answer

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I take it you mean the 2 large round bush rubbers, at front of the sub-frame with the large bolt through the center ?

Usually if they are shot, you can see the splitting in them, if they look OK, I do not think this is your problem

What about the 2 Top front cross member mountings, they have a habit of splitting away from the bonding, and this can give strange jerking problems.

Jack up the car on the cross member, and support the body on the 2 front jacking points, better to remove the wheels, and lower the jack a little, and you should be able to see any problem with them straight away, and see even better if you lever with a large screwdriver.

I hope this is of help.

Good Luck


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