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Date Registered: 02-2008
Location: North Maclean Qld
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T31 lower control arm bushes.


While my exy was in for a service the other day at Springwood Nissan they were investigating a slight wobble with my car.

I did have all the suspension checks done and this wobble does not come thru the steering but thru the body of the car if that makes sense.

Back to what I was going to say is that Nissan springwood reckons this wobble has come from the lower front control arm bushes and have given me a quote on $[sign in to see URL] supplied and fitted.

I think this is way over priced for what it is and they found also the drive shaft seal is leaking and also the cv boot on the left hand side needs replacing so all up around $[sign in to see URL] to complete.

Love to hear your thoughts whether the price is costly or what you may think the wobble is.

Regards Scot.

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Date Registered: 06-2008
Location: Blue Mountains, NSW
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Scot,
To test if the bushes are worn, jack the car up and use a large jimmy bar to try and pry the lower control arm up and down as well as side to side looking out for movement.
If there is no play in the bushes then they are fine.
I think Nissan have quoted you for the whole control arm, the bushes will be far less to get replaced on their own.

Speak to your local mechanic as he will be able to test them as well as look at the CV's.

Don't take Nissan's word as gospel.

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Date Registered: 12-2008
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picked up my T31 from Nissan today from its 70K service, all was fine except they said the discs need a slight skim which is fine, although they then said the front lower control arm bushes are cracked and needs [sign in to see URL] Scot said $950. They said that the complete arm needs to be replaced which is why its so expensive. The other thing they mentioned was that there is no after market arm, which means you can only use Nissan parts, hence the price.
Has anyone had to replace theirs? If you did, did you get Nissan to do it or someone else? and the obvious question, how much did it cost you in the end (and was the wheel alignment included?)

thanks in advance
Sam


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Date Registered: 06-2008
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Sam,
Have a look at ]this address

Alibaba have heaps of complete control arms for sale.
There are some there for a T30 selling for $20 - $25 (with a minimum purchase of 4 units) only catch is you have to buy in bulk, some have a minimum of 1 piece, some 10, some 100.

You can negotiate for a single sample piece too.
Still a hell of a lot cheaper going this way.

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Date Registered: 12-2008
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thanks Tony
So obviously the high cost is due to labour??

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I would get the part number from Nissan and buy from ]here. I have used before and the price is usually about 1/3 of what nissan quote.

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That's a better option for sure.

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Date Registered: 12-2008
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thanks Todd

My local suspension place came back to me advising that he doesn't think the bushes are gone as there is no vibration under acceleration. There is only vibration through the steering when braking. The car is booked in on Mon for skimming the discs and he will have a look at the bushes.
He said that he has found a place on line for the arms and the cost would be about $400.

I will contact Nissan on Mon to get the part number and see the price on website Todd has suggested. Then compare the price of parts and labour vs local place.

Ill let you know how I go

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Date Registered: 12-2013
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What was the result of this?

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Date Registered: 02-2004
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Dropped the car off for servicing today and got a call saying that my lower control arms have split and require replacement. Same astronomical cost as stated in this thread.

The car has only done 60,000kms in the 6 years I had, so am not sure how could the control arms get damaged with such low mileage.

I told them to leave it, as I would like to get a 2nd opinion but the car drives normally with no shakes or anything like that.

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