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Old 06-07-2001, 02:56 PM
Robert Boyer
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Having just read an answer to a post, I learned that there are 2 small bushings on a small extension to the rear lower control arms, which relate significantly to vibration through to body.

Does anyone know about this? I looked now under the car, and I see where these metal extension-stops are. They have about a 1/2 inch of space between them and the two metal extensions connected to the upper part of the chassis.
In the lower pieces, there is a hole - could be to secure a rubber bushing. I have no bushing at all at either side, and I detect that there ius a bit of clean metal on the upper piece where it may be contacting metal-to-metal with the lower piece. Am I missing rubber there?????
Someone- HELP-please advise. Thanks.
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Old 06-07-2001, 09:27 PM
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Trying to figure out exactly what part you are talking about is hard.

It sounds as if you have some rear subframe mounts that are compressed.
Donnie Drummonds
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Old 06-08-2001, 08:56 AM
Robert Boyer
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'88 420 SEL rear suspension-stops

Thanks for respondeing, but I don't think its compressed mounts. Actually, there's no rubber there on either side, at all. The metal extensions (about 3 inches long each-top and bottom) are: lower, extending from the top of the middle section of the rear lower control arm; upper: just above that, extending down from the main chassis frame. It's the same on both sides. The lower extended piece has about a 1/4 inch hole in it; the upper extended piece, none. As I mentioned earlier, I have no rubber on either side - and it looks like the way it functions, when the wheel goes lower - under load or road conditions - the two pieces act as a 'stop' to prevent the car from bottoming out or to control the limit of its up and down movement. They are, again, solid pieces. However, without rubber bushings, they will contact metal-to-metal. By now, you should have an idea of what I'm describing. So-my question again is, should there be a rubber bushing on the lower or upper part? And if so, how would it be described so that I can order the parts? Thanks again.
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