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We have a 2004 Nissan Quest and they have told us that we need to replace the driver side low control arm bushing, how many bushings do we need or do we have to replace the whole thing ? They could not do alignment because of this !!!

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The control arm has all the bushings pressed into it. Replace the entire lower arm. Probably around $300 with alignment.

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