Question about 1998 Buick Century

1 Answer

My local repair shop says I need to buy new lower control arms rather than replacing the bushings on my 2000 Buick LeSabre, is this true?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 75 Answers

I believe this to be true.

Posted on Nov 16, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

2001 Buick LeSabre Ltd. 128,000 miles. All new front struts and rear air shocks and stabilizer links. Even before that I get a creak (sounds like rubber) from both front sides when I go 15 mph over sp


Sounds like it could possibly be the upper or lower control arm bushings squeaking. There may possibly be a grease fitting on the control arm bushings, if so, have them greased. In fact get a complete grease job from a qualified mechanic. If the squeak stops then you know what is wrong. Then make sure you keep your care properly greased. Usually every time you change your oil or at least twice yearly.

Oct 29, 2014 | 2001 Buick LeSabre Limited

1 Answer

How do I replace the upper control arm bushings in a 1988 Lincoln Town Car?


They need to be pressed out and the new ones pressed in. A local machine shop will likely do it for you a lot cheaper than buying new control arms.

Sep 09, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Bushing near passenger side rear wheel is worn out. what is this rod called on a 2001 buick lesabre custom?


most likely called a control arm bushing. yes some can be replaced and others the whole are is replaced.

Sep 01, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a 2000 buick century when i was replacing the brake pads i noticed the bushing on the swaw bar to the controller arm is disconnected, how do you replace this?


These come in a kit from your local auto parts store. Bolt goes through the washers and bushings. Instructions are in the box. Buy a repair manual for $20.

Dec 11, 2011 | 2000 Buick Century

2 Answers

How hard is it too change lower control arm bushings on 2000 toyota tundra and should i do both upper and lower at same time


ITS GOING TO BE HARD TO FIX AT HOME UNLESS YOU A PRESS AND TOOLS.YOU NEED A PRESS TO PRESS CONTROL ARM BUSHINGS IN AND OUT.

Oct 25, 2009 | Toyota Tundra Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

For a 1996 Nissan Maxima, can I replace the lower control arm bushings without having to replace the whole lower control arm?


Hi there, This may seem like a generic answer. But its a good idea. Best thing to do is buy a Haynes or Clinton's repair shop manual at your local AP store for your particular vehicle. Then read up on it in the trouble shooting section or the step by step RR section. You can purchase these at your local Auto Parts store or buy them on line at ebay burdfrenzy

Oct 18, 2009 | 1996 Nissan Maxima

1 Answer

Dealer want to change my lower ball joints on my lincoln 2004 towncar for $1100 any cheaper way and is it dangares


I've done front end work. You may need a ball joint press, to remove the lower ball joint off the lower control arm and install or press the new one on. The upper ones you will have to chisel the the tops of the riviets off and drill though them unless they're on with nuts and bolts. It is easier to have the upper control arm off the car to do this also because the upper control bushings may need replacing also. You can get those off with a air chisel and on with a vise and a 5 pound sledge hammer and a sleeve on the bushing.(They make a bushing press which is better.) If you don't have air take the upper arms to a muffler shop. Before I had air, I took my arms to a local tire shop, he took the old ones off and put the new ones on for $20.

Apr 27, 2009 | 1989 Lincoln Town Car

2 Answers

Control arm bushings


Special tools are required. Definitely not for the novice. An alignment will be needed after the required work is performed

Apr 03, 2009 | 2000 Buick LeSabre

2 Answers

Lower Control Arm Bushing replacement


Hi,
I just did this job on my 98 regal, and I own the service manuals also. The lower control arm bushing that usually goes, is the front one. The rear one doesn't usually go, it is horizontally mounted. The front one for some reason is vertical. The control arm must be removed, and put in a vise. The front bushings outer metal sleeve, must be driven out with a chisel. It comes out easily. The new bushing can be tapped in with a hammer. Hope this helps!
JOEVETTE

Feb 10, 2009 | 1998 Buick Century

Not finding what you are looking for?
1998 Buick Century Logo

372 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Buick Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76673 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8531 Answers

Are you a Buick Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...