O>S Front lower Wishbone....Whole arm or re-bush ?

Robbostanhill

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Boris has a "Donk Donk" when travelling over bumps in road that I can feel under my feet in the footwell near the pedals.

I've done the upper wishbones, has a new drag link, wheel bearing is snug, but I can still feel a little thudding when driving over erratic surfaces.

So, do I re-bush or replace whole arm assembly?
If re-bush who's best for replacements other than MB ?

Inspected the springs today, and other bushes, the only other issue is the anti roll bar bushes are a little "oval" looking and have a small amount of play between the bar and the rubbers at the outer ends. Which, I could fit new bushes to as it's a doddle.
 

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Sounds to me like it was the ARB bushes all along

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Them thare bushes....

Replaced and about time too !

Now to see if the donking goes away, and if not the wishbone bushes will be next
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Let us know if the ARB bushes fixed the Donks.
Mine does similar over pot holes, and bumps, sounds like coming from the fos, the drop link appeared to have no play, but as you found, the bushes have to be removed to check properly.
 
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Donking gone.... Slightly less wander over white lines etc. Might do the wishbone bushes as well soon
 

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