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Old 05-27-11, 07:51 PM   #1
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Default 1991 LS - No Caster Arms? Different design?

So I was reading one of the DIY's on how to replace your caster bushings (sometimes called #2 control arm bushings). I crawled under the car and found I dont have them? Can someone please confirm if the 1991 had a different design?

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the first pic isnt the caster arm (caster arm= strut rod) and SEEMS to be the inner mount for the front lower control arm (which controls CAMBER, and toe secondarily).

the second pic isnt one of your car persay, but rather of an early LS400 steering rack damper.


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I think in your first pic, of the DIY, the caster bushing is on the right side of the pic, inside the green loop, mounted horizontally, with the large fulcrum bolt. The only difference between earlier and later cars is that the strut rod is mounted vertically on '98-'00 (I think - is that the right range?).

What you've pictured on your car is too far to the rear. The strut rod is in front of the lower control arm. There are two small (13mm?) bolts that connect the strut rod to the lower control arm, then, again, what you see pictured above.

Before you do any work on that, make sure you note where the fulcrum bold is oriented relative to the bracket (mark it with a paint pen or something), or plan on going directly to a shop for an alignment, since the rotation of that bolt is the method for adjusting caster on the car's suspension! (Well, you probably want to get it an alignment any time you work on the suspension anyway, but... you know... simple good practice)
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Check out the part drawings for your car at sewellparts.com or a similar online site to gain some insight into the car and its parts. They have diagrams out there for almost every part used in your car...
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Thank you guys. Well, I've changed the strut rod bushings already on the car, so I guess I just dont have the one pictured. The second pic was showing the steering dampener cause in the 1st pic you can see it is held on by two brackets that also hold the arm on.
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