Quick Answer: What Are The Symptoms Of A Bad Control Arm??

Usually a problematic control arm assembly will produce a few symptoms that can alert the driver of a potential problem that should be serviced.

  • Steering wheel vibration. One of the first symptoms commonly associated with bad control arms is steering wheel vibrations.
  • Steering wandering.
  • Clunking noises.

Is driving with a bad control arm dangerous?

While a bad control arm bushing is not dangerous, it can still hamper your driving experience. One such component is the control arm, which is mostly found in the front wheels, though some trucks and cars have it in the rear ones too. It connects the front suspension of the vehicle to its frame.

How much does it cost to replace a lower control arm?

The average cost for a control arm replacement is between $1,466 and $1,672. Labor costs are estimated between $116 and $147 while parts are priced between $1350 and $1525.

What happens if control arm bushings fail?

When bushings wear, they allow more movement. The driver may feel a shimmy from the front of the vehicle, or hear clunking or rattling noises on rough roads, when turning the wheel or in hard braking. Worn control-arm bushings can allow the vehicle’s front end to slip out of alignment and cause premature tire wear.

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