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Old 08-31-2011, 04:11 PM
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When I apply on the brake pedal at speeds 60 MPH and higher, the front of the car starts swaing. Some one told me this is related to the FCAB (front control arm bushing). If so;
How extensive is repalcing it? I chekced online and the price is not bad ($30) each. Your thoughts;

Tnx,

A.
 
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Old 08-31-2011, 05:41 PM
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Do the rotors first and see if it still sways.

There are a few threads about bushings on AW.
 
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:06 PM
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I'd also think about having alignment checked...maybe even front shocks for equal dampening...at least bounce each side to check equal return/settle time.
 
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Old 09-01-2011, 04:23 PM
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my bushings where worn out, but the car did not sway in any way, just when going over speed bumps I would hear clanking as the arms would make contact with the metal hangers. You will need a press to get them out and in. I just replaced the whole arms.
 
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