Control Arm Bushings


Early last year, both control arm bushings were replaced in my 98 Dodge Dakota for the first time. Now a little over a year later, the front end is making the same noise it did before the bushings were replaced. Should they need replacing that soon? The truck does not get heavy use so the mileage shouldn’t be a factor.


Check the ball joints, they could be shot.


The control arm bushings should last 20 years or more. What’s the noise?


Locate the bushings and spray them with a silicone lubricant. Work the suspension up and down to distribute the lube. That should cure it. Give the sway-bar bushings a shot too…