Have you heard of needing the rear control arm (not sure if it is upper or lower) going bad with no accident history? Dealer says my car won't take an alignment because the rear control arms are bad. I plan to go to an alignment specialist. What do you suggest?
Posted Feb 14th by Anna Blair the owner of a Acura CL
Answers from the Automotive Experts
Control arm bushings are rubber, they can dry rot and become a faulty part with age and high mileage. Yes, an alignment will not hold true with a faulty control arm and it's important to get the vehicle aligned after the part is replaced.
〉 Answered on Feb 15th, 2008 by Amanda J. Pierce, MBA "AJ", Certified Mechanic, Project Coordinator; Primavera Scheduler at VIGOR Alaska Industrial Shipyard & BizzM3ch Solutions