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Suspension arm rubber bush

Hello guys and girls

I am new to this forum and would really appreciate some help, I have recently taken my golf tdi in for MOT and on the advisory notice it states both

“Nearside and offside front lower (rear bush) suspension arm rubber bush deteriorated—[4.1.E.1]”.

Just want to find out if the above parts refer to the drop down links??? As I have not long ago changed both drop down links which has been carried out by a VW specialist using original VW parts.
If this is a different part how much would you reckon an independent dealer would do the job for?

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It sounds like it's the control arm bushing

This is a heavy duty replacement
Volkswagen Jetta IV 1.8T > Suspension > Bushings > ES#7264 ECS Heavy Duty/Urethane Control Arm Bushing Set - 1J0498003
Or you can purchase the whole control arm with new bushings installed
Volkswagen Jetta IV 1.8T > Search > Control Arm > ES#2926 Lower Front Control Arm - Fits Left And Right Side - 1J0407151CSJ
You will need a hydraulic press to press the bushings out of the control arm and to press the new bushings in

Also the engine will need to be lifted just a little to get one of the bolts out .
You should be able to look at the bushing and see if it's deformed, ( it's probably the larger one, the smaller one rarely goes bad.

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