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Old 03-10-2014, 02:00 PM   #1
su-be3
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Cool Trailing link bushings

I have noticed lately that it sounds like a trailing link bushing sounds like it is dry. Have not been able to isolate which one.
Are they hard to replace and what is the approximate cost per bushing?
Any help would be appreciated.
Keep it under 90, folks!
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Old 03-10-2014, 03:19 PM   #2
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Might as well list them off for future reference, I'll have to look it up anyway to make sure I'm not putting the bushings in the wrong place and it might be useful for other Subaru Baja & Legacy owners on here.

W63393 - Control arm - lower front inner & outer bushing
W63394 - Control arm - lower rear outer bushing
W63395 - Control arm - lower rear inner bushing
W63396 - Control arm - upper inner bushing
KCA399 - Control arm - upper outer bushing (camber correction)
KCA319A - Control arm - lower inner rear bushing (anti-lift/caster correction)

That's the list of bushings I have waiting to be installed, The trailing arm bushings are somewhere among those, just click through them till you find the one that's correct. Replacement is easy, but if you're not mechanically skilled or you're not comfortable with playing with presses, then it might be better to get a mechanic to do it, shouldn't be expensive to press out the old ones and press in the new ones.

Replacing the soft OEM ones with poly bushings is probably the #1 best upgrade you can do for Subaru handling, they really improve the handling from what I hear.
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Old 03-10-2014, 03:34 PM   #3
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I replaced a lateral link bushing a few years ago (bushings themselves aren't to costly), but, they are pressed in, and are a PITA. I had my trailing arm bushings replaced under the extended warranty back awhile. I don't think I would attempt those myself.
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:28 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info, I think I have it isolated. It sounds like the noise is right under the bed, roughly in the center.
Been too cold and snowy to get under the car, so when the weather breaks, I'll be diving under to verify.
Keep it under 90, folks!
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:52 AM   #5
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Mine have been making a ton of noise during this frigidly cold NY winter. My father (my personal Subie mechanic) took a good look at it and said they have a ways to go before I worry about it. He said to stop bothering him with cold weather complaints. Sure enough, the noise has stopped now that it has warmed up. Now they are on the "things to keep an eye on" list.
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Old 04-04-2014, 06:56 AM   #6
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Mine have been making a ton of noise during this frigidly cold NY winter. My father (my personal Subie mechanic) took a good look at it and said they have a ways to go before I worry about it. He said to stop bothering him with cold weather complaints. Sure enough, the noise has stopped now that it has warmed up. Now they are on the "things to keep an eye on" list.
I think you are right. I have noticed no noise lately. As we both live in the same area, weather wise, and it has been a cold winter, it makes sense.
Keep it under 90, folks!
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Old 04-04-2014, 06:43 PM   #7
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I think you are right. I have noticed no noise lately. As we both live in the same area, weather wise, and it has been a cold winter, it makes sense.
Keep it under 90, folks!
I think you guys need to turn up your radio just a bit and allll your worries will go away. With a 3" exhaust and a whiny rear wheel bearing, my radio corrects every noise. Try it
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