Cadillac Seville / Cadillac Eldorado Forum Discussion, Right rear upper control arm. in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Heard a squeaking sound coming from the rear of my Eldo. Real noticeable when you push up and down on ...
Heard a squeaking sound coming from the rear of my Eldo. Real noticeable when you push up and down on the rear, had it diagnosed, tech said it was a bad rear upper control arm, bushings are rotted out. The whole control arm needs replacing. Checked out prices and it costs $750.00 dollars for a new one from the stealership. My question is does anyone have a reputable place where I can purchase this part without the high cost? And would it be advisable to purchase a used one?
The Eldo does have a rear upper control arm.
Part Giant has them for $552 and based on what I've read, everyone has just replace them. Can't get bushings individually.
When I ever get time, I plan on getting an upper and lower from the junk yard and matching bushings to fit. I'm thinking they are pressed in and I've always wanted a bearing press.
I need to go with a combination of poly and rubber since I added ~300lbs of DynoMatting to the car and need to stiffen it up a bit.
So far I know there are polys are available for some of them.
I'll post results when I get to it, hopefully sometime this year.
Thx for the reply txtaz. I was thinking of doing the same, finding one from a salvage yard, and having the bushings pressed in from a machine shop. However, the place I deal with says they don't install used parts, only new ones. It's ridiculous to me to have to buy the whole assembly for that amount of money.