In Reply to: FRONT SUSPENSION posted by DERECK on August 07, 2001 at 09:49:22:
The control arms extend from the bottom of the wheel assembly inwards where they attach to the body of the vehicle through 'rubber' bushings. They are fairly thick curved steel bars and attach to the wheel through large ball joints. The anti-sway bar is also a fairly thick rod and extends from one side of the vehicle to the other. It attaches to each strut through a thin link oriented vertically. The link has a small ball joint on each end. The other component in this area is the tie rods (left, right and center). The center link connects to the steering pitman arm, the idler arm and to both the left and right tie rods. The left and right tie rods connect to the same item (steering arm) on the bottom of the strut that the upper and lower control arms connect to.
Hope this helps,
My front end rattles when I go over speed bump or even very shallow pot holes, could this be my controller arm bushings.. I took one of my front wheels off thinking it was my brake callipers but turn to find out it is an arm running from behind my hub to the chasis.. Is that the controller arms PLEASE ADVISE....