Federal-Mogul Corp. has introduced MOOG Problem Solver control arm bushings featuring a patent-pending ball-and-socket design that eliminates stress-induced failures encountered in original equipment-style parts.
OE-style control arm bushings used in vertical applications are commonly manufactured from a hard rubber compound that has been bonded to a housing and bolt sleeve. This material is repeatedly stressed by expansion and compression under load, often leading to rapid separation from the housing or sleeve. This condition causes unwanted noise and a noticeable loss in steering and handling precision. The hard rubber used in conventional bushings also makes it harder for technicians to align the sleeve during installation.
MOOG Problem Solver control arm bushings for these applications feature an innovative ball-and-socket design that eliminates the stress-induced failures encountered in conventional bushings while providing improved steering and handling feel. In addition, the new Problem Solver bushings are permanently lubricated and sealed with premium MOOG boots to prevent contamination.
The new MOOG bushings also help professional technicians save time by providing fast, easy alignment of the bushing sleeve with the bolt hole in the vehicle frame.
The Problem Solver design is available immediately for millions of popular passenger vehicles from Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mazda, and Toyota. Federal-Mogul also offers the new design in select MOOG replacement control arms.
For more information, visit www.moogproblemsolver.com.