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Old 04-02-2012, 09:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Anyone replace control arms/bushings?

I have a creaking, and I am pretty sure it is a control arm. Warranty replaced my front lower-front, and the creaking is still there, so maybe the rear -front lower arm? I do not see the point of replacing the arm(s) themselves though, since bushings are what is going out, I doubt metal would need replacing. Found all bushings on RockAuto, but Mazda might have them for a fair price too. Workshop manual has instructions for replacing bushings as well...

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Just put some grease up in there, the rubber bushing will love it. They'll swell up and your nosie issue will go away for a bit.
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Did you double check to see if it was a bearing?
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It is when it's cold only. Going over bumps, turning, leaving from parking...goes away when heated up. I have only tried spraying things with grease, but I need to remove wheel to really see everything well
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Yea I just had all that done by my extended warranty , they replaced both control arms the whole assembly including bushings and labor and other suspension stuff and fixed my creaking and weird noises when cold


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Did they do upper arm? Or just lower? I have Mazda 100k preowned, which is just power train
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They did both lower and upper on both sides aswell as the bushings they go bad and start making weird noises


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if you don't mind me asking, how much did it run you?
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50 dollar deductible.


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extended warranty FTW!

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