BodybyFisher Posted July 22, 2006 Report Share Posted July 22, 2006 Ok, everything on my front and rear suspension is NEW except, the front lower control arm bushings, the rear lower control arm bushings and the rear knuckles. I have had my car up and tried pushing and pulling at 3 and 9 and 12 and 6 o'clock and I don't have any movement at all NONE. But, I am NOT happy with my cars ability to dampen bumps such as the expansion joints, and pot holes. I feel than instead of dampening the bump, the bump radiates and continues and my car jumps direction....LIKE the strut is bad or like I have play in my suspension. Keep in mind that everything has been replaced, see the list below. My question is, what kind of problems can bad lower control arm bushings cause if they are bad, I had ALL control arms off and the bushings DID NOT appear to be bad, but, sometimes the wear is not evident and deep inside the bushing. No looseness or play in any of the bushings. Secondly, could my carriage be loose or could the carriage bushings be shot? Third, can engine mounts cause any of this? I tend to think NO, as I would not have directional changes from that.... I don't feel that my steering rack is the problem as I don't feel radiated shock through my wheel, and the rack would not cause continued/extended bump shock only directional weirdness, and I don't feel looseness in the front end as I noted above. Replaced parts include, new struts (Boston passive), springs, front and rear, spring insulators, new strut mounts, new ball joints, new hub bearings, new stabilizer bar bushings, new strut rod bar bushings. Don't get me wrong the ride is 1000% better than it was, its just not perfect and something is amiss. It seems to me that the problem is coming from my front, in particular the RF. Any ideas? Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1 >> 1996 and newer - DTC codes OBD2 >> https://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/gm/obd_codes.htm How to check for codes Caddyinfo How To Technical Archive >> http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-how-to-faq/ Cadillac History & Specifications Year by Year http://www.motorera.com/cadillac/index.htm Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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