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Control arm bushing replacement, QP5

2009 QP5 base was experiencing loud clunking sounds when going over bumps. Stabilizer bar front and rear both side ends were replaced. Problem with clunk, while greatly improved, still exists in left front. mechanic suggests control arm bushing replacement. has anyone had experience with this issue? vehicle has only 40,000 original miles, daily driver, not raced modified or "tracked".
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Upper control arm bushing are a common problem...You can search on here for the rest of the information...It has been discussed numerous times. Jason

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Hi Neptuno239...I'm in the same situation! 2013 with 42k miles...and I get the "clunk" as well. When I go into sport mode, the clunking almost goes away completely...must be because there is less "slack" in the suspension in this setting.
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Feel free to reach out if you need replacement bushings for the control arms, we typically have them in stock and are happy to help!

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Feel free to reach out if you need replacement bushings for the control arms, we typically have them in stock and are happy to help!

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Heed Jason. He's right. Mine needed replacing at 30K miles.
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Feel free to reach out if you need replacement bushings for the control arms, we typically have them in stock and are happy to help!

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I thought whole wishbone had to be changed out - not that bushings alone could be pressed out, changed. What about ball joints... are they rivetted-in or bolted in ... can they be individually changed out?
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Ball joint is non-serviceable and built into the control arm..The Maserati dealer sells replacement bushings as a control arm kit...Upper and lower arm and steering knuckle..Price is near 1800.00-1900.00 per side...Formula dynamics has OE bushing kits..These normally contain all the bushings you need to do one side upper and lower....Jason

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Thx for explaining, Jason.
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2010 QS I get the same clunk. Haven’t changed anything out yet. Should I start with the bushings?
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Same clunk? How did you hear it over an internet post? I would have someone inspect the front end before I replaced anything...Lots of things can make noise in a front end....Jason

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Lol, the original post described a clunking noise. I had it checked out by a mechanic. He said the only thing he could find was the tie rod bushings but their not bad and wouldn’t cause that noise.
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Noises in cars can vary in who is describing it..Your clunk maybe a clang to another person....Best to have it looked at before just we start replacing stuff.. I have no idea idea what a tie rod bushing is....You have a tie rod end and you have a control arm bushing etc..Jason

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Mine turned out to be the top Shock Mounts, they were disintegrated. only 30K miles, but 13 years old.
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Mine turned out to be the top Shock Mounts, they were disintegrated. only 30K miles, but 13 years old.
Those are the hyperblocks. The adjustable shocks have the tan rubber ones, which disintegrate and the non adjustable shocks have the black rubber ones. These are on a long backorder so if you can find some, then get them now.

They used that same tan rubber material in various locations in the car and it turns to powder over time. Front and rear hyperblocks, spring cushions, even the rubber bushings in the parking brake bracket the attaches to the torque tube.

I made new ones for the parking brake bracket - I just bought new hyperblocks but I am having solid rubber ones made because the new-old stock ones I got in look like they are aging already, and I haven't even installed them yet.

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