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Waht do the "bushes" do within the car?

Discussion in 'VN - VP Holden Commodore (1988 - 1993)' started by The1985divo, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. The1985divo

    The1985divo New Member

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    Some of my front ones need to be replaced (as holden ahs said) i have noticed a clunk and a little rattle in the passeger front wheel, jsut wnat ing to know what they actually do?
     
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    bushes.. hmm just trying to think wat bush is in that area.. when i read the title i figured trailing arm bushes... which hold your trailing arm. which hold your diff inplace.. without gettin under my car and having a look.. im gonna go with they must hold ur suspension in place... mabe ur shockies.. or springs!
     
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    If you mean bushes in general. You use them when you join two bits of metal together when they will move. The thinking is that it is better to wear out a cheap bit of plastic that is designed to be replaced, rather than an expensive bit of metal that is a pig to fix.

    Mike
     
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    too tru.. its like a clutch plate
     
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    hispeedvp VP SS Ute

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    could be talking about swaybar rubbers, stabalisedr bar rubbers, theres a bush at the top of the strut but when thats gone it makes a clicking noise when you turn the wheel
     

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