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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 1:10 pm 
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My 94 Suzuki Swift has missing bushings at the rear control arms. I can grab the tires and wiggle them from left to right. Also the Front tire does the same thing. What appears to be the ball joint goes in and out as I wiggle the front tires from left to right while car is on the jack.

What is the best way to go about repairing all of this?



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this is video. hope it works.

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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 2:30 pm 
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JMHO, viewtopic.php?f=15&t=59384

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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 3:06 pm 
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that would be way over kill. My swift is a 4dr sedan..lol


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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 3:33 pm 
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http://www.rockauto.com/m/mobilecatalog.php?carcode=1272024

Should have what you need at rockauto.
Select the 1.3 SOHC model.


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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 3:36 pm 
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suzukitom wrote:
http://www.rockauto.com/m/mobilecatalog.php?carcode=1272024

Should have what you need at rockauto.
Select the 1.3 SOHC model.


should I replace just the bushings or the entire control arm with bushings

i'm more concerned about the front of the car. Can you guys watch that video I posted from my photobucket?


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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 5:26 pm 
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You can replace the rear control arm bushings separately if you can find that part.

The video of your front control arm is hard to interpret because it seems the whole camera is moving rather than the parts.

Generally speaking any movement (back and forth at the ball joint) means you should replace the control arm. The entire control arm is replaced as a unit, is not that expensive, and includes a new ball joint and control arm bushings.


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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 8:12 am 
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Just to give you the heads up: If the bushing has separated from the rear toe tie rod your probably in for a fight getting the inner metal sleeve to release from both rear hub stud and the inner bolt. I had to completely destroy the tie rod in process of removing. I had grind a flat channel on the outer sleeve, heat with an acetylene torch, and finally twist it off with a pipe wrench. The inner is worse if the metal sleeve is stuck on the bolt. I had to cut the tie rod off including the rubber bushing which is not fun in the tight space, and then torch cut through the sleeve being mindful not to light on fire the brake line. I hope for your sake that this is not the case.


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