When you are driving down a road at any given speed and there is a lot of metal to metal thumping comming from the front. The sound will happen more when you are on a road that has a lot of little bumps. Also If you step on the brakes and when you put it in drive and then into reverse the front wheels move forward or backwards quite a bit. Then it is time
You will know when the control arm bushing should be replaced by the way the vehicle drives. The back end will sway back and forth.
One way to know that a control arm bushing is bad on a Chevy Malibu is from the noises you will hear when you are driving. You will hear a clunking sound. The steering on the car will also not be as good as it once was. You could also experience drifting of the car as you drive.
Lack of power
I have a '96 and I know they changed some things, but to my knowledge it's not necessary. I've completely removed my upper control arms without touching the coil springs. The coil spring goes from the lower arm to the frame, and the upper only connects to the steering knuckle.
It should be changed every 60,000 miles. I am not sure if it is an interference engine or not.
The breech block has to be bored out for a bushing. Then the block is threaded. I screw in a hardened steel bushing with a hole in it for a centerfire firing pin. The bushing and the firing pin have to be custom made as I know of no supply of such bushings.
the pilot bushing is part of the electrical connector on the side of the transmission, Mercedes refers to is as the pilot bushing, don't know why? its not even really a bushing, its a plastic connector with 2 o-ring seals. These leak all the time! Cheap fix though, just need to have it replaced
This is a question for your doctor or midwife as they know you and needs.
You have to remove the control arm, which is fairly simple if you have the right tools and know how to use them. When you do something involving the suspension or steering you must do it right. There's four connections - the ball joint, the connector to the stabilizer bar, and the two large bolts that connect to the frame. Once the arm is removed the old bushing has to be pressed out a new one put in, which a machine shop can do.
You will have no symptoms that it needs to be changed. Also looking at it will not tell you whether it needs to be changed or not as it may look good and be ready to break. For this reason timing belts are required to be changed at a set mileage or years interval. Referred to your owners manual as to the maintenance schedule on the timing belt. It varies with manufacturer from 60,000 miles 110,000 miles.
The process is domestication.
Hard to start, stalling, poor performance. Replace it an you will then know if it was needed.
you need to take it off an look to see if it is fouled down(black marks)
Signs of: Cracking Wear Glazing Slippage It is original after 6 years?
Answer You two no longer spend much time together. Your wants and needs have changed, things like that.
Can't cause it, can't cure it, Can't control it
Timing belts are changed at a set mileage which is listed in your owners manual. The belt may look good and be ready to break. Change it when that manufacture tells you to change it.
Your belt should be checked for cracks or tears if you see these it should be replaced asap
If it's been 30,000 miles since it was changed it needs a new one.
If you are in question about it you need to change it now. Then at every 6K miles Todays gas has a lot of trash in it.
The perform service light is to let you know when your oil needs to be changed and other fluid levels checked. The milage intervals can be changed in your display.
you should hear something it does not have enouph power if not than you have to open it to see if it need to be changed
every 3000 miles filter and oil needs changed. but if you think sooner thats fine.
You will now know that they have not changed out . It can be hard to forgive them
I am working on this problem,but snow storm is delaying me. I know it is not,strut sticking, upper strut bearing, CV axle, Rack and pinion bushing, ball joint,and the new tires. I will be checking Control arm bushing,horazonal and vertical, roll bar bushings. The car seem to wonder so I must keep very aware Cavalier 1999 z24 A/T. Any Ideals?