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Strut rod LCA bushing - or rear strut rod bushing.

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Wait, thats the front lower control arm. Thats where the torsion bar link goes through. I was going to replace all my bushings but I just decided to get a whole new control arm with bushings in it, it was cheaper. I cant find the name of the bushing though, just looking on RockAuto...

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The name of that bushing is strut rod bushing(at arm) youll need the bushing(at frame) also and it does not come with any LCA

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The name of that bushing is strut rod bushing(at arm) youll need the bushing(at frame) also and it does not come with any LCA
The strut rod bushing is the next one to the left, thats the torsion bar bushing. My new Moog control arms came with them. I would know, I put them on yesterday...

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The strut rod bushing is the next one to the left, thats the torsion bar bushing. My new Moog control arms came with them. I would know, I put them on yesterday...
There are no torsion bars on these cars.

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There are no torsion bars on these cars.
The torsion bar link tension strut. Not the strut rod bushing which is next to it...

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If your sway bar link is going through there you have some serious problems. I am not talking about the strut bushing, which yes is the next one down, I am talking about the gaping hole in the LCA which is where the strut ROD and bushing go. Your control arm you installed yesterday had a bushing in that hole??? Heres a pic to clarify:


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Yeah again, there are no torsion bars.

In the picture in post 1 from left to right: LCA to K member bushing - shock mount - strut rod bushing - ball joint.

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If your sway bar link is going through there you have some serious problems. I am not talking about the strut bushing, which yes is the next one down, I am talking about the gaping hole in the LCA which is where the strut ROD and bushing go. Your control arm you installed yesterday had a bushing in that hole??? Heres a pic to clarify:

Maybe its all coming down to names. My Haynes manual calls it a Tension strut. Its the bar that has a dogleg in it. The dogleg is flat to put a backup wrench on to impact the gynormous nut off of it...

The strut rod (the rod with the strut on it...) is the next hole down...

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Maybe its all coming down to names. My Haynes manual calls it a Tension strut. Its the bar that has a dogleg in it. The dogleg is flat to put a backup wrench on to impact the gynormous nut off of it...

The strut rod (the rod with the strut on it...) is the next hole down...
The only struts on these cars are the strut rod(tension strut). The mount next to that is the SHOCK mount.

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The only struts on these cars are the strut rod(tension strut). The mount next to that is the SHOCK mount.
Interesting.

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Yeah again, there are no torsion bars.

In the picture in post 1 from left to right: LCA to K member bushing - shock mount - strut rod bushing - ball joint.

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Maybe its all coming down to names. My Haynes manual calls it a Tension strut. Its the bar that has a dogleg in it. The dogleg is flat to put a backup wrench on to impact the gynormous nut off of it...

The strut rod (the rod with the strut on it...) is the next hole down...
Actually, no - you're not supposed to put ANYTHING on the flat, according to the Ford service manual.

There is only one strut on each side - the strut rod, which goes through that hole.

I suggest checking the Ford Service Manual (I picked mine up on eBay for about $20) for the actual proper manufacturer's terms, instead of the wrong terms some people toss about.

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I just posted a thread recently about the Ford OE parts that go there; I just got mine from the dealer:

http://forums.tccoa.com/showthread.php?t=127556

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Actually, no - you're not supposed to put ANYTHING on the flat, according to the Ford service manual.

There is only one strut on each side - the strut rod, which goes through that hole.

I suggest checking the Ford Service Manual (I picked mine up on eBay for about $20) for the actual proper manufacturer's terms, instead of the wrong terms some people toss about.

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Thanks man, all I have is my Haynes manual. It said to put the back up wrench on the flat part closest to the LCA and farthest from the bend in the strut rod...

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The Haynes manual is pretty good at times, but it's not prefekt

Example: The Ford service manual says, "To do xxx, you need to use special tool 47XK6Z".

The Haynes manual will say: "To do xxx, you need to use special tool 47XK6Z. However, you can substitute a 2x4, four screws, and a rabid wombat by ... "
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The Haynes manual is pretty good at times, but it's not prefekt

Example: The Ford service manual says, "To do xxx, you need to use special tool 47XK6Z".

The Haynes manual will say: "To do xxx, you need to use special tool 47XK6Z. However, you can substitute a 2x4, four screws, and a rabid wombat by ... "
Bwahahhahaha. Here in Peoples Republic of Amerika we use special took 47XK6Z, back in Soviet Russia we use rabid wombat.

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Just checked my Ford service manual and it you have to use the flat on the strut rod other wise how would you go about removing it??, it shows a picture and says keep the wrench on the flat away from the area where the bend is in the strut rod.

I geuss it could damage/bend the rod at its weakest point (the bend) and screw up the geometry idk

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The important thing is not to put divots in the metal AT the bend; you can use the flats AWAY from the bend.

If you put a big gouge there, it will form a crack at the bend, eventually.

It's called a "stress riser".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stress_concentration

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It is the strut rod bushing even though it dosent have anything to do with the strut
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The shock isnt a strut. The strut rod is called so because it acts as... a strut (it ties the LCA to the K member, resisting compression or expansion between those points).

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The important thing is not to put divots in the metal AT the bend; you can use the flats AWAY from the bend.

If you put a big gouge there, it will form a crack at the bend, eventually.

It's called a "stress riser".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stress_concentration


Thats what i was getting at about being able to use the flats just not at the bend. interesting wiki article did'nt think a little gouge from a wrench would be able to hurt that strut rod. its pretty substantial. I learn something new everyday

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Imagine how much sh*t broke before someone figured this out...

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