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Question Tension strut/control arm bushings.

Next on the fix or repair daily list is the tension strut to cradle bushings both are shot.
the other two bushings on the control arms I'm throwing on for some added extra excitement while its torn apart anyways.
so i thought i would make sure that im getting all the right parts.
if theres anything im forgetting please let me know.

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I think i have 8613's sittin around, I miss ordered a while back. I'll look when I get home if ya like
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it looks like you have all the right bushings but you should also replace both bolts for the tension strut. They are out-of-round locking bolts that should be replaced, if not put some thread locker on the tension strut threads is reusing the old bolts.

The last pic part #K7212 is the lower control arm bushing to frame. This will need to be pressed out and the new one pressed in. IMO for all the hassle and time with that you could probably just buy new lowers that will have new ball joints.

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I was thinking about just replaceing the whole control arm and the tension strut to cradle bushing but iv heard that the pinch bolt likes to break off.
If this happens how difficult is it to get the rest of the bolt out?
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Im sure it would be a bitch to get the bolt out. However, Ive taken the front apart SEVERAL times on my trep...never had a problem with the ball joint pinch bolt. If your worried soak it with pb blaster and get a torch.
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Im sure it would be a bitch to get the bolt out. However, Ive taken the front apart SEVERAL times on my trep...never had a problem with the ball joint pinch bolt. If your worried soak it with pb blaster and get a torch.
Thanks man i have already started soaking them in PB plaster just to make sure if the nut is going to comb off its as lubed as it can get by Saturday.
i guess i will just have to see what happens when i put the wrench to it.
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Screwed up and posted the same thing twice lol.

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well today i ordered the last of the parts for for the front end job i was going to do this last weekend.
i ended up ordering them because the parts stores either didn't have them or they wanted way to much for them.
so far i have.
Pinch bolt SCREW, Hex Head, M12-1.75x55 QTY 2
Pinch bolt NUT, Hex Locking, M12x1.75 Qty 2
Control arm to cradle bolt, Hex Flange Head, M14-2.0x90.0 QTY 2
Control arm to cradle NUT, Hex Flange Lock, M14x2 QTY 2
Strut rod NUT, Hex Flange Lock, M16x2.00 QTY 4
Strut Rod to cradle bushing MOOG Part # K8516 Frt Susp; At Frame; Improved Design

ordered parts
Lower control arm DORMAN Part # 520303 Front Left
Lower control arm DORMAN Part # 520304 Front Right
Tension strut Chrysler Part # 04616371 Qty 2
after I'm done with this the front suspension will be 98 percent new

the other nuts and bolts are for the trans mount that going on as well along with the speed sensors.

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....along with the speed sensors.



I am curious, why are you replacing the transmission speed sensors? You may have mentioned it somewhere else but I did not catch that if you did.


The reason I'm asking is that I'm trying to figure out what symptoms may be present that indicate bad speed sensors. The transmission speed sensors are just something I'm wondering about while troubleshooting my own issues that I'm having with stalling/bucking while in gear.
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I'm having a problem with my speedometer it hesitates slightly on acceleration and deceleration and the speed sensors are one cause of this and also they are the originals with close to 140.000 miles on them so i figured its time to change them even if there not the cause of my problem.
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well today i ordered the last of the parts for for the front end job i was going to do this last weekend.
i ended up ordering them because the parts stores either didn't have them or they wanted way to much for them.
so far i have.
Pinch bolt SCREW, Hex Head, M12-1.75x55 QTY 2
Pinch bolt NUT, Hex Locking, M12x1.75 Qty 2
Control arm to cradle bolt, Hex Flange Head, M14-2.0x90.0 QTY 2
Control arm to cradle NUT, Hex Flange Lock, M14x2 QTY 2
Strut rod NUT, Hex Flange Lock, M16x2.00 QTY 4
Strut Rod to cradle bushing MOOG Part # K8516 Frt Susp; At Frame; Improved Design

ordered parts
Lower control arm DORMAN Part # 520303 Front Left
Lower control arm DORMAN Part # 520304 Front Right
Tension strut Chrysler Part # 04616371 Qty 2
after I'm done with this the front suspension will be 98 percent new

the other nuts and bolts are for the trans mount that going on as well along with the speed sensors.
may i ask how much you paid for them?

what kind of grade of the silver bolt?
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$17.99 and $18.99
all the bolt are 10.9
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bolts in the picture do not look like flange bolt.
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bolts in the picture do not look like flange bolt.
There not i was just going to add another washer on both ends to make up for it.
the only reason i bought my own bolts was when i ordered the control arms they made no mention of the bolt kit being included so i will be using the bolts the came with them there all 10.9 as well.
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I'm having a problem with my speedometer it hesitates slightly on acceleration and deceleration...
I'd bet the speedometer motor in the cluster is going bad. Its an unfortunately common problem. If you have a set of torx bits you can tear down the cluster and swap out the speedometer.

Good luck on the bushings, I'll be doing these soon too.
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