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How do i replace the front lefthand side control arm bushes (top) on a 1997 mazda bravo B2600 4x4

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SOURCE: 1999 Mazda Protege balloint

that nut is welded on the frame hopefully its not strip because yes you have to drop the frame good luck pierre

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

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SOURCE: 2004 Nissan Quest front control arm bushing replacement.

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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SOURCE: nylon bushing failure, 1995 Mazda 626 wiper linkage

I recommend new but a breakers yard will be alot cheaper, the bush is only available with the linkage.

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SOURCE: 2004 Nissan Quest front control arm bushings

That control arm is technically un-servicable and by the end of the day after finding something,then trying to wrestle these in where they work properly,probably the best, easiest and cheapest in the end is to replace the control arm.

Posted on Aug 07, 2009

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