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?
Sometimes they are called radius rod bushes or tension rod bushes.
Originally Posted by Blue Gemini
48166 is the caster bush .
Last edited by VTS5; 28-05-2006 at 07:33 PM.
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?
Thanks again for the replies.
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.
Vt-Acclm, where is that neat little diagram from?
Scanned it from Nulon's catalog...Originally Posted by ejukated