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How can I replace an 850 lower control arm bushing?

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Re: How can I replace an 850 lower control arm bushing?

Post by xHeart » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:46 am

erikv11 wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:33 am
abscate wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:07 pm
... Just missed the start of the FCP lifetime warranty with that one.
I don't think that has a start date. If you bought it there and have documentation, they will honor it.
Unless FCP says otherwise, the Lifetime Warranty is effective only after the "manufacturer's warranty" has expired.


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Re: How can I replace an 850 lower control arm bushing?

Post by abscate » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:07 pm

I think your invoice has to have the FCP LIFETIME WARRANTY line on it to qualify.

5 years 75k on a FAG front wheel bearing isn’t too good is it?


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Re: How can I replace an 850 lower control arm bushing?

Post by erikv11 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:01 pm

abscate wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:07 pm
I think your invoice has to have the FCP LIFETIME WARRANTY line on it to qualify.

5 years 75k on a FAG front wheel bearing isn’t too good is it?
75k seems abysmal TBH.

I've just been credited for warranty returns on some 2014 purchases, trunk struts. It does say warranty at the bottom of my electronic order invoice, but it didn't say that when I bought them.


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Re: How can I replace an 850 lower control arm bushing?

Post by misha » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:19 pm

abscate wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:07 pm
...5 years 75k on a FAG front wheel bearing isn’t too good is it?
Mileage is about right for front Fag wheel bearings.
75k miles is around 120k km.

Rear ones seems that they outlast the car.
Never seen those ones failed.


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Re: How can I replace an 850 lower control arm bushing?

Post by JimBee » Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:08 pm

I was set to go on the LCA bushing replacement, but when I got up close discovered it wasn't as bad as I thought—it was last spring when I had it in for alignment. Just for the lark of it, I decided to unbalance the front tire pressures a bit to see if that would reduce the pull. It does!

Not completely, but enough so I'm no longer concerned about it. If I notice uneven tire wear, I'll reconsider on the bushing.



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