You could always try out the Acura TL bushings. Same size and they were a heavier car. Are they different? Dunno, they are different part numbers and I'd like to think Honda made them a little stiffer to deal with the extra weight, but again, could just be a different number.
51394-SEP-A01 - Acura TL
Of all the Honda things I'm a fan of, I'm not a fan of this particular design.
Thanks for the idea, I will try that next time.
What kind of bushing press is that?
There's not really a poly bushing for these styles. There's a metal version, but its $$$ and I've got to imagine it will be fairly harsh, noisy, and probably still not last forever.
It looks like he's using either the official Honda Bushing tool or something similar.
I use a combination of ball joint pess parts when I do mine, plus a hollowed out and shaved down old bushing.
Any chance oil got on them? They will deteriorate if oil gets on them.
What are the symptoms when they are shot? Just wondering if that's something in my 2007 2.4 Accord's future?
For the average driver, no unusual behavior was noticed, at least not yet. I noticed the cracks during a routine inspection. Eventually the bushings will crack (completely) and cause the arm to hit the subframe, which will result in loud knocking sounds. Obviously new bushings will improve ride quality and steering.
I've noticed that they seem to really flex when I lift my wife's car, but I don't see cracking (yet).
I wouldn't think an alignment would be required after this job, but, I'll ask anyhow--is it needed?
An alignment was performed this morning. The driver front toe required a minor tweak (.17 back to .00 on one side) but the passenger side remained perfect at .00.
BTW. .it looks like you have a nice workshop. Is that your personal space?
I share it with one other person.