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Old 05-15-2011, 12:35 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Control Arm Bushing? Help....

Hey guys, Does anyone sell just the bushing for our lower Control Arms? Mine are kinda loose and could use some new ones.

I found only one site that claims to sell them..... http://www.dealerdirectparts.com/Pro...55372-MAXIMA-4

Everywhere else is saying for 4th and 5thgens. Even the dealer says its not sold seperatly? I would like polyurethane or something better.

Actually that link gives a oem part number. Dealer told me a lie
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Default Re: Control Arm Bushing? Help....

yes they do
http://forums.maxima.org/6th-generat...trol-arms.html

you need to basically burn them out and have them pressed in.

you can also contact RedLion , he may have these already
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Old 05-15-2011, 12:39 PM   #3
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Default Re: Control Arm Bushing? Help....

The control arm comes as ONE unit. No bushings replacement can be done. Regardless what that site tells you, you have to buy it as a single unit.

The bushings are compressed in our control arm for it to be strong enough to handle the driving habit. If bushings were replaceable, they'd fall off lol.
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Old 05-15-2011, 12:40 PM   Thread Starter #4
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Default Re: Control Arm Bushing? Help....

Originally Posted by NiZMo1o1 View Post
yes they do
http://forums.maxima.org/6th-generat...trol-arms.html

you need to basically burn them out and have them pressed in.

you can also contact RedLion , he may have these already
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The control arm comes as ONE unit. No bushings replacement can be done. Regardless what that site tells you, you have to buy it as a single unit.

The bushings are compressed in our control arm for it to be strong enough to handle the driving habit. If bushings were replaceable, they'd fall off lol.

This is what I wanted to know. Thank you. My mechanic said just find the bushing and the dealer told me they don't sell just a bushing but the entire control arm.
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Default Re: Control Arm Bushing? Help....

Originally Posted by NiZMo1o1 View Post
yes they do
http://forums.maxima.org/6th-generat...trol-arms.html

you need to basically burn them out and have them pressed in.

you can also contact RedLion , he may have these already

Nizmo, the diagram you posted is for the bushing that's in the rear spring arm.. that can be popped off and put on.

The front bushings can't be replaced.
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Old 05-15-2011, 12:48 PM   Thread Starter #6
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Nizmo, the diagram you posted is for the bushing that's in the rear spring arm.. that can be popped off and put on.

The front bushings can't be replaced.
All this suspension failure is a result of my progress springs. The car looks good but not for everyday driving. New tires with about 15Kmiles on them. The rears are like brand new and the fronts went bald in about 8K miles. Forgot to mention I never got that camber kit from progress.

So far the list is....

New Axles
New Struts
3rd Set of New Tires
New strut mounts

Now new Control Arms
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Originally Posted by PhantomMax View Post
All this suspension failure is a result of my progress springs. The car looks good but not for everyday driving. New tires with about 15Kmiles on them. The rears are like brand new and the fronts went bald in about 8K miles. Forgot to mention I never got that camber kit from progress.
I was dropped on Eibachs, then Teins, and now ksports.. no uneven tire wear for me.

I don't think your springs are the issue bro. Did the front bald from the inside? If yes, then whoever did your alignment didn't do it right.

Even when I had 22's, 20x10 (front), and my current 20x9 front, no tire wear is uneven.

Control arms do wear out after a while bro, so it's part of maintenance. You can pick up a set of fronts off ebay for $250ish or so..
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Old 05-15-2011, 12:59 PM   Thread Starter #8
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I was dropped on Eibachs, then Teins, and now ksports.. no uneven tire wear for me.

I don't think your springs are the issue bro. Did the front bald from the inside? If yes, then whoever did your alignment didn't do it right.

Even when I had 22's, 20x10 (front), and my current 20x9 front, no tire wear is uneven.

Control arms do wear out after a while bro, so it's part of maintenance. You can pick up a set of fronts off ebay for $250ish or so..
Well, one of my G35 rims is bent on the inner edge. In 2008 in a bad snow storm I ended up on a high medium strip, on the drivers front side. I love my rims and refuse to give them up.
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Well, one of my G35 rims is bent on the inner edge. In 2008 in a bad snow storm I ended up on a high medium strip, on the drivers front side. I love my rims and refuse to give them up.
Any wheel that's bent on the inside can be fixed. That's if the bent isn't too bad.

Check your tire pressure on all your tires and see what it reads.

If the alignment is done right, then your tire pressure is off.
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Any wheel that's bent on the inside can be fixed. That's if the bent isn't too bad.

Check your tire pressure on all your tires and see what it reads.

If the alignment is done right, then your tire pressure is off.
Where can a find someone to fix it?
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Where can a find someone to fix it?
Check tire/wheel shops. They always know people. You drop off the wheel and pick it up next day or 2
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Default Re: Control Arm Bushing? Help....

You shouldn't be having THAT many problems with your car just on lowered springs. I had a bad axle once, but that was bcuz the boot was torn. I replaced my struts, but that's cuz they were original. Either way, good luck...
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The shop might be trying to get more money from me. He didn't say get new arms. He just said it was some play in the bushings. But you can't just change bushings. I might have the dealer look over his work.

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/FRONT...Q5fAccessories

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