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Hi Guys , i had to change my profile as i couldnt remember my login details! , Need a wee bit of help , im getting a creeking noise from the suspension arm its the one that looks like a banana, i was wondering if i can change the bushes on them or do i have to buy the full arm , i have no idea what they are called !!! Cheers
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If it's the front lower it's commonly referred to as the radius arm I believe. You can change the inner bushing, though I'm not sure Audi will sell you separate rubber bushings, but power flex will abide. However the knuckle end ball joint I don't think is replaceable if that's the culprit.

I refreshed almost every single bushing last winter on my car and because of the radius arm I decided to buy new ones as I felt just replacing the inner bushing and leaving the outer ball joint on a car with that mileage was counter intuitive. Not sure a creak is a god symptom of a poor bushing as the rubber bushings are bonded to the arm and they perish and rip rather than squeak or creak as a typical PU bushing.


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