Why can't I find upper control arm bushings for my Ram 50?


Asked by Aug 20, 2013 at 07:14 PM about the 1987 Dodge Ram 50 Pickup

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I can find the lower control arm bushings everywhere -- but no uppper bushings. Do I have to replace the whole control arm???

7 Answers

Dodge sells them complete, try after market. Rock auto or such will need pressed in and out

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these are from summitracing.com~

this one shows bronze -or- delrin bushings there...perhaps yours are all worn away...good thing we are replacing them...then~

aaah, yes the shock is on a jinky side bracket attatched to the control arm support~.....brilliant~

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Aha! I can buy just the control arm shaft with the bushings already in place! Moog makes them for about $40 each.

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I wonder what's the reason for using such extremely long bolts? probably their "stock" size...I guess~

good luck, my friend...you've got your work cut out for you (and a couple of pry pars and 2x4's)~~

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