For the front suspension lower control arm rear bushing, I did 2 days of surfing and found a lot of info on the VW TDI web site that has an almost identical style of control arm we have on the Tribeca and those who tried a poly bushing on the rear of the control arm hated it and they failed sooner than the OEM rubber ones, where they gained was using the Audi TT bushing because it is a solid piece of rubber not with holes in the rubber like our Tribeca and Jetta design. (but the Audi TT bushing is not the same size as our application, IT WILL NOT FIT ON OUR TRIBECA)fernando said:Some body knows how can change the lower control arms bushings.Please helpme!!!Subaru tribeca B9 2006.
The pinch bolt is a piece of cake to remove and the ball joint slides right out, I tried the nut as you friend recommend and wasted half an hour and was about to damage the thread, the other way is too easy, don't waste your time with the ball joint nut.milo066 said:Thanks, Al.
I'm about to replace the bushing described.
The pinch bolt to remove the ball joint from the upright, is that a difficult procedure? My mechanic friend says to remove the nut from the ball joint stud an knock it out. I'd rather do the pinch bolt and remove the lower assembly as a unit so the ball joint can be inspected.
Note that the orientation of the new bushing must be the same as the one removed and there is a top and bottom side to it!
"install the rear bushing with its longer inner cylinder facing downward and the shorter facing upward"