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PostSubject: Cars Falling apart literally?   Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:40 pm

Pulled in this evening went to leave again and found this part laying behind my car




Part Number was barely visible
Part # 25643389, says INSULATOR DRIVETRAIN & FRT SUSP FRM LWR, how important is it that I put on a new part should I do it asap?
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PostSubject: Re: Cars Falling apart literally?   Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:25 pm

Looks like a broken subframe bushing to me. Pretty important and should be replaced soon. http://rivperformance.editboard.com/t3108-subframe-bushings?highlight=subframe+bushing

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PostSubject: Re: Cars Falling apart literally?   Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:26 pm

Yeah that's one of the lower insulators for the cradle mounts and it looks like the remnants of the retainer and some other metal. I'd take a look at all 6 mounts but most likely, that's one of the ones at the rear of the cradle. Hopefully that's the only one that looks like that...

If the cradle its-self looks ok, get new insulators and hardware for the ones that are bad from the dealer if you can. Unfortunately, that stuff is diminishing in availability.
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PostSubject: Re: Cars Falling apart literally?   Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:39 pm

I was thinking the rubber piece is mostly intact except one side, and im sure something was threaded thru it so does this mean the bolts possibly broken..
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PostSubject: Re: Cars Falling apart literally?   Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:49 pm

Take a look underneath - you can almost see it without even lifting the car. If the bolt is still there at all, it's probably half the thickness it's supposed to be now due to corrosion. On my car and every other big body cradle I've looked at, it's always the middle two of the six mounts (the front two on the back side) that are way gone like that. The other four seem to hold up much better.
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PostSubject: Re: Cars Falling apart literally?   Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:00 pm

Found where it came from, front driver side, its the one facing down the bolts just hanging down with a large circle opening around it i knew it was it as soon as i seen it the passenger side isnt any better looks like its getting ready to pop off aswell...

Can this job be done in a day, or is the hard part finding the parts :/
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