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997.1

2008

non-sport suspension

100k KM

 

I was under my car to replace the starter cable and shocks.  I noticed that the rubber bushing on the upper and lower control arms or Wish Bone or Querlenker(DE) have rubber separation.  Is this normal?  No issues driving.

 

Thanks!

Ken

 

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It is normal to see rubber bushings deteriorate with time and usage. The deterioration accelerates in high stress areas.

Normally, bushing "separation" would lead to "clunking" sounds but even if those are absent, if it were me, I'd plan to replace the parts "next time I was in there" (perhaps when doing other maintenance items).

I replaced a lot of the "harder to get to" parts even though they showed minimal issues, when I switched to Ohlins coilovers. Rubber/stressed things just don't last forever.

 

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