Axle suspension/final drive auto parts: Suspension Arm / Wishbone
Wishbone is a part of the suspension. It assumes the side forces that occur during cornering, braking and direction changing. Being a linker between the wheel and the body, wishbone plays an important role for safety. Therefore it is made of forge steel. On the surface there are hinges that provide a flexible connection. On the side of the body there are uses so-called silent blocks, or metal-rubber mountings. On the side of the wheel there is a ball joint. To make metal-rubber mountings elastomer is used.
It is a modern material with a number of advantages. But it also wears out. Often the reason for wishbone replacement is wear of rubber details. Less frequently the wishbone fails because of corrosion of steel parts. Material defects or accident can also cause cranks or other damages. In any case it is necessary to replace the damaged wishbone. If the vehicle is unsteered, it will be difficult to avoid an accident. In any case do not delay the repair.
It is not difficult to replace the wishbone. Still, be very carefully. Use self-locking bolt. They also must be replaced in case of repair. The same is about safety jaws. Our internet catalogue has a lot of other inexpensive and quality car parts. We offer you brake shoes, hubs, bearings, wheel brake cylinders, spark plugs, ignition distributors, taillights, headlamps and many other spare parts for your car.