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      11-22-2012, 02:38 PM   #13
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I can't comment on the other control arms, but the thrust arms when bad show black stains on the end where the bushing is because the hydraulic fluid in them will have leaked out. Another way to tell if they are bad is by having someone stand next to the car as you drive slowly and punch the brakes. If they are worn, you will see the front wheels knocking back and forth in the wheel well. The symptoms when driving are usually a shimmy in the ~55mph speed range and also a shimmy when lightly braking.