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Rear Stabilizing Rod Bushings
Posted by: corvairne ()
Date: December 06, 2018 12:14PM

Car had a front and rear alignment a couple of years ago, always felt as if rear was a little loose, good rear engine mount and trans mounts. Now find outer rod bushings on trans cross member can spin by fingers, these should be tight together shouldn't they? Is there anything else I can check for looseness, torque arm bushings? Rear strut rod bushings are nylon which I'm going to change to 1 rubber and 1 nylon. Time for new bushings and a better alignment.




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Re: Rear Stabilizing Rod Bushings
Posted by: jcorvair ()
Date: December 06, 2018 02:58PM

I had a shop loosen the brackets and then not retighten them. The washers then chewed the S_it out of the brackets before I noticed it. One bolt even fell out. Now I double check the brackets are tight.

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Re: Rear Stabilizing Rod Bushings
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 06, 2018 03:09PM

Those are "Toe control rods" Last thing tightened in an alignment

Could be your problem.... not enough "toe-in" makes the LM's feel "darty"





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Re: Rear Stabilizing Rod Bushings
Posted by: RobertC ()
Date: December 06, 2018 04:55PM

Looks like the bracket may have slipped, also.

You should get / replace all 8 bushings on the rods (actually called Front Strut Rod in the parts catalog, I think).

You also need enough of the special washers (see Clark's catalog) to come to 8.

The bushings (or whatever) on the outside of the both brackets do not look correct.

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Re: Rear Stabilizing Rod Bushings
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 06, 2018 05:21PM

I've always used USED Shock absorber Top bushings..





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