LC100 - Upper Control Arm Bushes

Submitted: Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 17:13
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Hi everyone.

Have just had to have the Rear - Upper Control Arm Bushes replaced on my 130000km, 99 model, 100 Series Cruiser.

Does anyone know what causes these to wear out, as I am thinking it is a bit early for these to have worn already.

Thanks

Dave
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 21:02

Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 21:02
Dave, what symptoms did you have?
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Follow Up By: Cruiser - Thursday, May 08, 2003 at 13:48

Thursday, May 08, 2003 at 13:48
Bob,

There were no symptoms at all. It was picked up on a service and therefore I got them replaced. Am just curious as to why they should wear so fast.
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Reply By: Steve - Thursday, May 08, 2003 at 23:31

Thursday, May 08, 2003 at 23:31
Cruiser: i have an 80 series with 190km approx 50% on dirt/ bush tracks....and all original ... i am thinking that u have been screwed .... or else u flog all hell out of ure machine !!
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Reply By: David N. - Friday, May 09, 2003 at 07:27

Friday, May 09, 2003 at 07:27
Surely you don't believe what the dealer tels you do you?
My car has never been back to the dealer - not ever. I know that when a job is done it's done properly- best oils etc etc.
I realize that some people don't have the time/knowledge to do their own work, but I've heard so many horror stories(eg: a mate drove 250klms after a dealer oil change before he ran suddenly out of oil- sump plug fell off!!) that I do everything possible myself- result- an incredibly reliable car!
Don't accept what the dealer (or mechanic) tells you without question. Do ask lots of questions if they want to do extra work. Don't trust them as far as you can throw them. If that sounds a bit harsh, just ask around, as there are enough sad tales around to sink a ship.
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Follow Up By: crfan - Friday, May 09, 2003 at 17:30

Friday, May 09, 2003 at 17:30
That is a bit harsh, I am a mechanic and run my own show I agree that dealers charge heaps and have apprentices do the work thats why the sump plugs fall out and the wheel nuts are left loose(I worked a a large dealer ship for a while)But dont tar us all with the same brush I go out of my way to help my customers and never do work that is not needed.
there are a lot of good and fair Mechanics out there but do ask questions and ask other people that you trust where they get their cars done.
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Follow Up By: David N. - Friday, May 09, 2003 at 17:45

Friday, May 09, 2003 at 17:45
No offence intended- thats why I said do ask lots of questions etc. I am well aware there are some bloody good mechanics around- usually (but not always ) in smaller businesses.
"If you find a good one then stick to them like glue " is what I tell my "non- mechanically minded" mates, as I'm usually too busy with my own family's vehicles to look after someone elses. (Father's car, two sons cars, wife's car, my GQ)
Cheers
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