Northstar Engines and System Technical Discussion Discussion, dog bones life span in Cadillac Engine Technical Discussion; Hello everyone, My question is, when do the dog bones lose their effectiveness. I was doing a visual check under ...
Hello everyone, My question is, when do the dog bones lose their effectiveness. I was doing a visual check under the hood of my '99 eldo and noticed the tolerance in both tourque arms. Both (l&r)and front &rear of each have about.045-.050 movement, method being raising them up from a resting position(gravity) Is that tolerance number acceptable or should I order new bushings? If I need new ones ,does anyone have any suggestions or recommendations...Thank you everyone...Ed
Automobile(s): 2002.5 F55 STS/64500mi, 2004 Ford F150 SuperCab4x4
MD Eastern Shore - Kent Island
Re: dog bones life span
Once the rubber starts to go, it's time for new dog bones. Either talk to Chris in parts at Rippy Cadillac over there >>> or go through www.gmparts giant.com. You get to your car, year, model, component for a text page of parts. Click the INFO tab up top to get to the parts diagram picture with cross reference numbers to the text/availability/price.
Wow what a differance:GM=$86 Partsgiant=$58 Rockauto=less than $8 for anchor brand,DEA brand=$ 1 differance, and of course S&H...Has anyone used Rock before ? Is their payment system secure? Older age has finally allowed my BA to have a decent balance(no bragging only happiness). I would not want someone else to empty it. they said something about FedEX can sent payment. Any suggestions? SIGNED, not paranoid,just careful Ed, HA!
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Thanks Ranger, I took one off and a small side part of the rubber crumbled.I believe these are shot. Both from rock with shipping is cheaper than one from local parts houses . I snugged them up alittle but I know that is very temporary. thanks Ed