What does the rear trailing arm do?

What does the rear trailing arm do?

The trailing arm is the piece of the suspension system that connects the vehicle’s axle to its chassis. In addition to the trailing arm itself are the trailing arm bushings. These are rubber or polyurethane components that act as cushions and reduce friction between the suspension parts.

How to replace control arm and trailing arm bushing?

Learn how simple it is to make a control arm or trailing arm bushing press tool for your vehicle which will make removing old, worn, noisy bushings an easy task. Parts for this tool can be purchased at your local hardware store or home improvement store for under $20.

What are the trailing arms on a truck?

The rear trailing arms are a pair of sturdy metal links that connect the rear axle to the body (chassis) of a vehicle. Many aftermarket suspension kits for trucks use trailing arms because of the amount of control over the rear axle, increased wheel travel and durability.

How much does it cost to replace a trailing arm?

The average cost for a trailing arm replacement is between $307 and $334. Labor costs are estimated between $100 and $127 while parts are priced at $207. What does a trailing arm look like?

Where are the bushings on the trailing arm?

The trailing arm bushings join the axle and pivot point on the body of the vehicle. They are part of a trailing arm suspension in your vehicle. The front trailing arm consists of a set of bushings attached to a bolt that runs through these bushings to hold the trailing arm to the chassis of the vehicle.

What to use to replace trailing arm bushing on CR-V?

Used it to replace trailing arm bushings on a 2000 CR-V. This thing is perfect for the job. Make sure you have enough clearence to insert this tool. Also, spray the old bushings with penetrating oil. It took me about 1.5 hours to clear/expose/lower trailing arm and to attach this tool per side.

Can a worn bushing cause a tire replacement?

The trailing arm is a link in the rear suspension and can present handling issues if excessive wear is present. Though wear will need to be extreme to present an unsafe driving condition, a worn trailing arm bushing can cause expensive additional repairs such as tire replacement.

When do you need to replace suspension bushings?

While the majority of suspension bushings can be replaced if defective, some bushings are not serviced separately and require replacement of the component. However, repairing your vehicle this way can also save time and the labor cost of bushing replacement, so we carry control arms, trailing arms and more that come with the bushings installed.

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