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Enthusiasts-my 2005 cdi with 321000 has a SLIGHT separation or tear in the bushings of the lower control arm (part#2110376). They were replaced at 260180 in June of 2016. My question is, how big of a separation or tear is acceptable before replacement is necessary. These separations are about one inch or so and I don't think go all the way through the bushing. The ball joints were replaced at 201000 and I think are ok but if I replace the bushings, I'd do the ball joints and sway bar links which are original. Thoughts? steve
 

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You had me at tear...not sure what part of this wonderful world your located, but replace is best especially when the cold/winter is here. That tear is like a tendon in the knee, and when that "tear" spreads..rubbing/grinding on metal. So I Recommend replacing.
Just my opinion.
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The inner bushing is the weak link on the LCA. You can just replace the bushing, it is important to have the suspension pre-loaded with the car weigh or you will pre-load the bushing and get early failure.
 
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