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Re: Lower Control Arm Bushings
In message <Pine.A126.96.36.1990524212223.111076Afirstname.lastname@example.org> "Alexander L. van-Gerbig" writes:
> I have been told by my main mechanic to replace my lower control arm
> bushings since they are very worn, but after reviewing my service sheets
> for references of other stuff done I noticed that they had replaced them
> less than a year ago for $193.00 labor + $50.00 parts. Is it possible
> that the bushings wore out that quickly? Or is something amiss with this
> service place too... I hope not, these guys are real nice and are very
Yes, this can happen if the new bushings were tightened up with the
suspension relaxed, i.e., if the weight of the car was _NOT_ on the
wheels at the time.
This happens often with shops that use two-post lifts where the body
of the car is lifted and the wheels just dangle.
UK Audi quattro Owners Club