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Date Registered: 02-2018
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Re: T31 lower control arm bushes.


Thank you for the info. Initially a slight wobble was only felt on the front left when going downhill at a low speed such as 60, smooth otherwise. It worked up to being a distinct wobble - same area - when taking off from a normal standstill start, then it would be smooth through all speeds up to cruising and nothing else. The 3rd more serious stage was a 'car rocking' front wobble when taking off uphill with some weight in the vehicle and when driving up hairpin bends and applying some acceleration after the curve. As mentioned, I'm sure that particular last mob have fully stressed it out during their investigations, they state they have placed genuine parts in it but have handed it back FAR worse than it ever was- with increased wobble when departing and rough wobble now with vibration in the steering wheel when driving at 85km. The NISSAN workshop put new control arms and 'reconditioned' drive shafts in a few back, the recent work is claimed to be genuine drive shafts. There's been a lot of head scratching over this yet it is a distinct location and sensation. My advice to anyone having any signs of this problem is: Make no presumptions, don't use a regular mechanic, get to an EXPERT!

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Date Registered: 02-2016
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
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Re: T31 lower control arm bushes.


Guys,

I currently have the same wobble on takeoff. it is a whole car wobble rather than through the steering wheel.
I used to have a regular mechanic until i woke up to certain facts.

I currently service and work on the car on my own. This seems to be the only way i know what is actually done to the car. I only take it to a mechanic if i don't have the tools to perform the task.

To address the issue of worn or cracked bushes, this is a huge design flaw in this particular vehicle. The average distance travelled on a set of new bushes is on average 50K. It seems there should be a second stabilising link between the control arms and the chassis to reduce the brute force put onto the bushes. The T30 design has 2 stabilising links, for some reason one was removed when the design was updated in the T31?

I am quite sure there are members of this forum who would love to know how to eliminate the wobble their car makes.

I will do what I can to report back.

I will be conducting a near to complete bush change over. The only bushes i will not be changing are the front control arms as i have opted for the superpro nolathane bushes which are great value for money and are far superior to the stock ones.

cheers,
Tom


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Hi Tom,
 I noticed while doing a full brake pad change that my front lower control arm rear bush is cracked as well. I haven't noticed any wobble, but I will soon be changing the tyres and I don't want to risk any premature wear. Did you fit the nolathane bushes yourself and did you get the spf3452k standard replacement kit? Thanks

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Eric,

Yes, i fitted my self.

In the meantime i have found PSB bushings from England which i will be buying.

Curious to see results.

Cheers
Tom


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