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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-31-2004, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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Strut Rod Bushing assembly

Looking at the bushing assembly attached at the front end of the strut rod, I see where I have a gap between the bushing and the chassis.
If I let the car roll slowly backwards, punch the brakes and watch, the wheel moves forwards like there is too much slop in there.

The sleeves that go inside the bushings, is there a dimension for these?

I see where the shop manual says to shorten the inner one to not be longer than the outer one.
I am wondering if the sleeves are both too long.
I have the blue poly bushings installed at this point.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-31-2004, 11:12 AM
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tbirdbrain started a thread, Moog PI strut rod bushing failures.
Here is one of his post talking about the sleeve lenght:
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well, we may have a little more information.

there were bushing kits that had been shipped a few years ago that had an incorrectly sized
steel sleeve. The sleeve should be 2 3/4" in length but these kits had 3" sleeves.
It is possible that these kits are from that batch.
I hope this is of some help.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-31-2004, 01:18 PM
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I just put the moog kit in mine last week and they have the correct length one in there now (same length at the stock spacer). Fits NICE and tight.

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Thanks,
That is very helpful.
Will let you know what I find.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-01-2004, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
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Well the bushings are in good shape and are preloaded slightly. The passenger side is a little more compressed than the driver's by maybe .100"
I can grab the lower control arm and pull it forward with my hand, takes full effort, and feel a slight displacement at the bushing.
Need to check the bushings at the control arm now.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-02-2004, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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Well all seems in place.
Brake caliper or something is doing it, so I will go down the list at this point.

Thanks for the list in the other thread(s)

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