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What is a trunnion bushing?
A trunnion bushing is a suspension component that acts as a buffer between the vehicle's suspension and steering system. It is a cylindrical, rubber-like material that helps to reduce vibration and reduce wear of the vehicle's suspension and steering system.
What is the purpose of a trunnion bushing?
The trunnion bushing’s main purpose is to reduce vibration and reduce wear of the vehicle's suspension and steering system. It also helps to improve ride comfort, reduce noise, and increase vehicle safety.
How do I know if my trunnion bushing is faulty?
If your trunnion bushing is faulty, you may experience steering wheel vibrations, increased steering effort, and/or clunking noises when turning the steering wheel. Additionally, if you can see wear on the trunnion bushing, it may be time to replace it.
Can a faulty trunnion bushing cause damage?
Yes, a faulty trunnion bushing can cause damage to other suspension and steering components.
How do I replace a trunnion bushing?
To replace a trunnion bushing, you will need to:
- Jack up the vehicle and secure it with jack stands.
- Remove the wheel and tire.
- Unbolt the strut assembly from the vehicle.
- Remove the old trunnion bushing.
- Install the new trunnion bushing.
- Re-install the strut assembly.
- Re-install the wheel and tire.
- Lower the vehicle from the jack stands.
How often should I inspect my trunnion bushing?
It is recommended to inspect your trunnion bushing every time you perform a wheel alignment. If you notice any signs of wear on the trunnion bushing, it should be replaced as soon as possible.