Pontiac Firebird Upper Control Arm Bushing
About Upper Control Arm Bushing
A control arm attaches the steering knuckle and the wheel hub and to the vehicle's frame and also holds the strut or shock absorber assembly. Control arms enable the wheels to move vertically but restrict horizontal and lateral movement. The control arm bushings consist of an outer and inner metal sleeve and a durable rubber or polyurethane cladding.
What is the purpose of Upper Control Arm Bushing?
Control arm bushings are important for relaxed driving and handling. They would cushion the suspension system which would then control the noise and vibrations, while providing a softer ride over bumps. Bushings can flex and move while retaining rigidity and the ability to return to their original form and position.
How Upper Control Arm Bushing Works?
Control arms connect the car's suspension to the genuine vehicle frame. They would be connected to the frame by a part known as bushings, while they would be attached through the ball joint to the suspension. It would allow the car to turn its wheel and pivot simultaneously, connecting the tire to the suspension of the vehicle.
Where is Upper Control Arm Bushing Located?
A control arm would connect the wheel hub to the automotive frame as well as the steering knuckle. They are generally equipped with bushings on the vehicle's frame side and a ball joint on the vehicle's wheel side that allows flex and controlled movement according to the driver's road conditions and steering input.