Excessive 'Play' on rear trailing arm bushes? - Pajero Gen 4 Auto

Tony M
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Excessive 'Play' on rear trailing arm bushes? - Pajero Gen 4 Auto

Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:32 pm

I was under my Pajero Gen 4 auto this morning when I noticed that the trailing arm was 'offset' against the mounting rubbers.
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Is this normal or does it show excessive rubber softness?
The vehicle is on al almost level driveway (slight drop to the rear) and rocking the Pajero one can see there's quite a lot of 'to and fro' movement on these bushes where the railing arm connects to the chassis.
Normal movement or a sign of worn bushes?
Note there are some marks on the steel (no idea how they got there) but also on the rubber 'rings' that are visible on the bush sides (areas that are black instead of dirt coloured. The black (clean rubber) area on the right side bush is a little 'flat' rather than round showing some wear.

I would be gratefully for any comments.

TIA.


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Re: Excessive 'Play' on rear trailing arm bushes? - Pajero Gen 4 Auto

Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:55 pm

I had the bushes on my Gen4 replaced at about 140k km. A suspension shop simply pushed new rubber bushes into the place of the old ones. I did the front wishbones and all four shocks at the same time. It really isn't a big deal.

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Re: Excessive 'Play' on rear trailing arm bushes? - Pajero Gen 4 Auto

Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:24 am

I think it's normal. I was also concerned, but after replacing the bushes on both ends (with rubber, not poly) on my 2003 Gen3 at 320 000km, I can still quite easily twist the trailing arms by hand. The front bush is not solid rubber, it has two quite large voids. I guess it needs to cater for some change in effective length as the suspension moves, so a stiffer bush may well transfer more harshness.
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Re: Excessive 'Play' on rear trailing arm bushes? - Pajero Gen 4 Auto

Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:50 am

rvanhuys wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:24 am
I think it's normal. I was also concerned, but after replacing the bushes on both ends (with rubber, not poly) on my 2003 Gen3 at 320 000km, I can still quite easily twist the trailing arms by hand. The front bush is not solid rubber, it has two quite large voids. I guess it needs to cater for some change in effective length as the suspension moves, so a stiffer bush may well transfer more harshness.
Thanks for the feedback!
The question relates to a bigger problem I have.
Just running through the possible causes.

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Re: Excessive 'Play' on rear trailing arm bushes? - Pajero Gen 4 Auto

Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:26 am

Hi Folks, I think, NO, I know, it is time to attend to the suspension rubbers on Old Faithfulll.
At 270K kilos, I am pretty sure I need to change them before something alse get damaged, like my ego, should I get stranded on my next trip.
Can anyone direct me to a website or you-tube video that explain how to go about this job to do it properly.
I perform all the work on my vehicle by myself and do not want to reinvent the wheel.
I got some super assistance from information on the web before, like changing the transmission oil, park brake matters and even Kurts magical brackets on the dash rattle.
Help tog ‘n bietjie.
Baie dankie en 4x4 groete
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Re: Excessive 'Play' on rear trailing arm bushes? - Pajero Gen 4 Auto

Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:17 am

RoelfleRoux wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:55 pm
I had the bushes on my Gen4 replaced at about 140k km. A suspension shop simply pushed new rubber bushes into the place of the old ones. I did the front wishbones and all four shocks at the same time. It really isn't a big deal.

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Hi Roelf,

Kan jy vir my se waar ek nuwe bushed kan laat in sit op my Pajero Sport 2014 op die rear trailing arms?

Groete.

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