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Front wheel wobbing rubber bushing wore out how to fix

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It would depend on the Bushing you are talking about. Your best reference will be the Haynes repair manual on your vehicle. This will show you the various bushings and how to replace each. It will also indicate which ones are pressed in and which are not which is important because typically pressed in bushings require you to replace the assembly instead of just the bushing.

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