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Front suspension bushes

Discussion in 'VT - VX Holden Commodore (1997 - 2002)' started by Blue Gemini, Jul 30, 2005.

  1. Blue Gemini

    Blue Gemini Guest

    Its time to renew some bushes on my VT series1. The service guy said the 'sway-bar link bushes' and the 'front caster bushes' need replacing. I looked in my Gregorys manual and can not find the 'front caster bushes'. Is there another name they go by?

    Thanks
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  2. BlackVXGTS

    BlackVXGTS Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes they are called radius rod bushes or tension rod bushes.
     
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    48166 is the caster bush :) .
     
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  4. Blue Gemini

    Blue Gemini Guest

    Thanks for the replies so far.

    How do I know if the bushes are worn? I jacked up the car and took the left hand side wheel off to have a close look at the bushes. I took the bottom one off the sway bar and couldnt really see anything wrong with it. Mind you that I didnt know what to look for. So I have attached some pics.
    VT_Acclm, so that bush 48166 is not in the picture I took? Is it where the radius rod attaches to the front crossmember?

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    http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y135/quicksilverbmx/free_bush1.jpg

    Thanks again for the replies.
    :) :)
     
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    shomesta New Member

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    i had mine replaced recently and the rubber bushes we actually torn and cracked and there was a rattling noise from the front of the car when i went over bumps. Its fine now.

    If yours is not making any rattling noises i dont know why you would change them. they look fine in the pic.
     
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    Vt-Acclm, where is that neat little diagram from?
     
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    Scanned it from Nulon's catalog...
     

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