STEERING AND SUSPENSION LIFT KITS INSTALLATION
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Your suspension system gives you a smooth ride and works hard to cope with uneven road surfaces. The suspension is part of the chassis and is made up of springs, shock absorbers, struts, as well as linkages, bearings and ball joints. With time, suspension parts wear, leak, warp or break, causing various safety problems. It’s important to replace parts before it’s too late.
It can be difficult to recognise a problem with your suspension system because loss of performance occurs gradually over a period of time.
The spring works in an extremely harsh environment and over a mileage of 50,000 km can move in excess of 500 million times. This leads to sagging or actual snapping. Poorly maintained roads and the prevalence of speed bumps has significantly increased the failure rates of springs in recent years.
To test your shock absorbers try this simple ‘bounce’ test. Press down on one corner of your car and let go. Count the number of bounces before the car comes to rest. If the car bounces even twice, your shock absorbers could be faulty and need to be checked.
Any suspension fault has a negative effect on your vehicles handling and safety characteristics and leads to premature tyre wear so it is always advisable to seek professional advice.Call us to get a free quote for the suspension replacement
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Your Suspension arm bushing (control arm bushing) worn out?
what it does and how to repair-
Elastically keep the vehicle on track
A vehicle’s steering is a great, constructive challenge. It isn’t just responsible for allowing a vehicle to take corners. Its main task, above all, is ensuring quiet and stable directional stability. In addition to the major ability of intervening in the direction of the vehicle, there are also many automated processes that contribute to the vehicle’s directional stability. The control arm bushings are one of the components required for this.
Control arm bushing location A vehicle’s steering consists of a variety of components. The control arm bushing is the mounting, in which the transverse control arms, longitudinal beams, stabilizers or tie rod ends are connected with each other. It serves to transfer forces between all these components as gently and flexibly as possible. A hard and direct transfer of force creates high wear, thus greatly reducing driving comfort. Thus, intact control arm bushings significantly contribute to the stability and safety of the vehicle.
Control arm bushing defects Defects at control arm bushings have an extremely unpleasant impact. The entire steering ability and directional stability of the vehicle clearly suffers. However, steering remains reasonably possible. However, steering movements are no longer transferred immediately, but rather delayed. The vehicle continuously draws toward one direction, lurches around when driving and feels very unsafe.
These control arm bushing defects are a result of aging. The bushings are made of a rubber ring, which has a smaller steel ring in its center and might be covered by a steel ring. The inner steel ring prevents the rubber from being damaged by the steel pin of the fixture. The outer steel ring facilitates the installation of the rubber bushing, but is not necessarily present on every component of this type. The function of the rubber bushings is closely checked during the general inspection. For this purpose, all moving parts of a steering system are shaken using levers. If any impermissible slack is detected in the rubber bushings, the renewal of the registration will be denied.
Replacing defective control arm bushings Since the control arm bushing are part of transverse control arms and other steering-related components, one should check if the entire component should be replaced in the event of a defect. The installation of a complete repair kit fully restores the maximum operating safety of a vehicle. If merely replacing individual bushings is indeed economically sensible and all that is necessary, the relevant part is ideally removed. Pressing out the old and installing the new bushing is far more convenient if performed on a workbench. Especially when pressing the new bushing in, it is crucial that it sits absolutely evenly. This is very difficult to achieve if the transverse control arm is built in. A special removal tool are required for replacing bushings. If the steering is already mostly disassembled, it should also be correctly checked in its entirety. This also includes all rubber seals: The transmission-side and wheel-side seals must not show any cracks and no grease may leak from them.
Pay attention to the car’s alignment when installing the component with a replaced bushing. The alignment is adjusted on the tie rod end, which ends with a ball-head joint. When removing the tie rod, one either creates markings using tape, or counts and records the number of threads. If this is omitted, the car must be realigned after the repair. Otherwise, directional stability will suffer and tire wear increases. An alignment costs between $77 and $150 . A related recommendation: It makes sense to ensure all parts are movable before performing the alignment. Ideally, they are completely disconnected, greased and reconnected. Otherwise, the workshop will add a charge for this, which can cost up to $50 extra.