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#1529325 - 07/12/09 04:28 AM Re: Chevy Cobalt, lower control arm bushings.. [Re: mechtech2]
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The cobalt with the ecotec has a timing chain also..
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#1529350 - 07/12/09 06:12 AM Re: Chevy Cobalt, lower control arm bushings.. [Re: JTK]
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#1529632 - 07/12/09 01:47 PM Re: Chevy Cobalt, lower control arm bushings.. [Re: artificialist]
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Registered: 11/23/03
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Loc: WA
 Originally Posted By: artificialist
 Originally Posted By: Finklejag
The Saturn Ion is known to have bad front sway bar bushings. The kicker is, only GM makes the part. The Cobalt probably uses the same front suspension parts.

Not true.

I replaced the end links in my 2003 Saturn ION 6 months ago.

The factory ones were made by "Central CTR" and my replacement ones were the premium Moog pieces. Just like most other Moog parts, the ball ends were larger, and the bar between the 2 ball ends was thicker. However, there were no Zerk fittings.

But maybe years later, GM gave up using "Central CTR" end links... Their ball joints and tie rod ends are still Central CTR, because I have worked under several new Cobalts.

There is a difference between the ION suspension and Cobalt suspension. It is the way the strut is attached to the body. I know of no other difference.


I was talking about the front sway bar bushings. You can only buy them from the dealer.
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#1710711 - 12/17/09 11:28 AM Re: Chevy Cobalt, lower control arm bushings.. [Re: JTK]
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Front suspension is horrible on the Cobalt/G5!!
On my 06 Cobalt I have had the rt side lower control arm and sway bushings changed around 35k. The 2nd time was the left side control arm bushings at 56k. My brother had his rt side control arm bushings changed at 20k on his 07 G5. My friend had his bushings on his 07 cobalt changed at 18k.
BTW...the right side is clunking again at 68k. May be control arm bushings,may be sway bar...it's out of warranty so I'll tear into it soon.


Edited by Yeti_as3 (12/17/09 11:31 AM)

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#1710924 - 12/17/09 02:26 PM Re: Chevy Cobalt, lower control arm bushings.. [Re: Yeti_as3]
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My Napa dealer says he sells ALOT of front suspension parts for those vehicles.
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#1710931 - 12/17/09 02:32 PM Re: Chevy Cobalt, lower control arm bushings.. [Re: Greaser]
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I better check mine...
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#1711015 - 12/17/09 04:09 PM Re: Chevy Cobalt, lower control arm bushings.. [Re: daves87rs]
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Rock auto lists Moog front stabilizer bushings for 2003 saturn ion.
18,20,22,23, or 24 mm bar.
$9 each.
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#1712851 - 12/19/09 08:42 AM Re: Chevy Cobalt, lower control arm bushings.. [Re: JTK]
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Registered: 04/05/04
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Loc: NY
Kudos to the dealer for fixing the problem, getting him a shuttle and not trying to [censored] him on the work.
Just cause something goes wrong on his car doesnt mean we have to start with the negative GM comments. Thats just my 2cents thou. The dealer did the right thing and thats whats important no matter what brand car he had


Edited by RH+G (12/19/09 08:43 AM)

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#1713848 - 12/20/09 10:03 AM Re: Chevy Cobalt, lower control arm bushings.. [Re: Yeti_as3]
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Registered: 08/14/03
Posts: 8589
Loc: Buffalo, NY
Originally Posted By: Yeti_as3
... On my 06 Cobalt I have had the rt side lower control arm and sway bushings changed around 35k. The 2nd time was the left side control arm bushings at 56k. My brother had his rt side control arm bushings changed at 20k on his 07 G5. My friend had his bushings on his 07 cobalt changed at 18k.
BTW...the right side is clunking again at 68k. May be control arm bushings,may be sway bar...it's out of warranty so I'll tear into it soon.


This post was dragged out of the archives! I thought these were typically replaced in pairs regardless? I know my dealer replaced both rt and lft side lower control arm bushings at the same time. IIRC, only the left side was making noise when I brought it in. The metal bushings basically squirted out of the rubber grommet on mine. I guess that's the typical failure pattern on these.

Joel


Edited by JTK (12/20/09 10:05 AM)
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