Suspension parts source

alancordeiro at alancordeiro at
Mon Dec 24 12:12:24 PST 2007

I sort of agree with you, Bernie....but then again, I need to
disagree, because I did it differently.

Steve, you will be very happy when all the bushing are redone......
the improvement is remarkable. As Bernie notes, not all bushings
needed to be replaced........but I had already purchased a complete
set, had the whole subframe off the car, and had to take it to my friendly
machine shop, so I told them to replace even the ones that looked
pretty good.....I was not going to go in piecemeal.

If you want to follow Bernie's selective replacement will 
to disassemble the car first.......its only when the parts are off that you
can really tell which bushings need to be replaced.

If I remember correctly, all the swaybar bushing were shot, and two of the
four subframe bushing were marginal as well. (I do not recall which, the 
was on the floor, and I don't remember which side faced front.) Both the 
bushings on the lower control arm were bad as well.

When the lower ball joint is off the steering knuckle, its a good time to 
up the grease in the boot. I have a large needle syringe from an ink 
cartridge fill
kit that will inject grease. There is enough room between the tapered ball 
and the metal ring holding the rubber if you pull it upwards into the 
diameter section.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bernie Benz" <b.benz at>
To: "Steve Rissler" <steve.rissler at>
Cc: "200q20V mailing list" <200q20v at>
Sent: Monday, December 24, 2007 1:51 PM
Subject: Re: Suspension parts source

Don’t fix what ain’t broke! Isolate the bad parts. Most are good for
will over 200K.


On Dec 24, 2007, at 9:11 AM, Steve Rissler wrote:

> Looking for a good source for suspension parts (bushings, control
> arms,
> shocks, etc.) for my 200q20v with 192K miles.  Thinking of
> replacing this
> stuff to restore that original ride.  Any feedback as well as BTDT is
> appreciated.
> Steve Rissler
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