No, that's an endlink for the steering; it's bolted to the knuckle.
Those are bad, and need replacing, IMHO.
Torn boots mean replace, OK? That could be everything on the front end at this point, if it's never been done.
The strut rod bushings can be seen easiest by cranking the wheel all the way to one side, and look behind the opposite wheel. There's a rubber cover, and a big nut that goes thru the lower control arm. The bushings are on both sides of the control arm, behind that nut.
Check the ball joints as well; if the boots are torn, replace them.
One is just above the wheel, at the end of the upper control arm; the other is just below where your picture is, holding the lower control arm to the knuckle.
Check them closely; you really don't want those to fail.
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