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2005 Odyssey, only has 65K miles. State

2005 Odyssey, only has 65K miles. State inspection said I had to replace my left front lower control arm because the bushing was torn. I looked, it is the large connection of the LCA to the chassis. On the top is a thin flexible rubber sort of hood that is frayed. No play. Is this flexible hood the same as the actual bushing? Does the LCA need to be replaced. It seems too thin and flexible to serve any structural purpose.

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What you are describing is the fenderwell splash gaurd The lower control arm is what the wheel is held in place as it goes up and down through dips and such. You have a lower and upper control arm on each side. The point of connection to the frame is two per control arm and each control arm has Ball joint at the wheel end of its triangular shape. Now whether or not he condemned just the bushings or the ball joint also, hard telling But, the bushing at the frame end do wear out, mostly the top control arm.. Good Luck.

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The lca does serve a big purpose. and to check the play you have to put the jack under the lca and check for play. if you don't have anything except the boot. You can buy them at advance auto parts or any other one under help brand name.

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