Hello 500Xers! New to the forum with.a question regarding front suspension issues
For a few weeks my 500X has developed very harsh, clunky sounds coming from underneath the floor in the central area. I knew the engine mounts were due to be changed so I got them inspected, and as I suspected, all 3 of them were blown, no surprise there. Had them changed at the dealer, cost a fortune (why, FIAT, why?) However, the noises did not completely go away
I would say they subsided by about 50%. So, I had the bushings checked, this time at a workshop, not the FIAT dealer. They offered to replace the bushings for both control arms in the front. However, to my surprise, the noises got even louder after that! I have become suspicious of the work performed and the parts used, since there seems not to be the bushings and ball joints as standalone replacement parts in the Mopar catalog. Instead, the whole control arm assembly is listed. So, the question is, has anyone performed a bushings / ball joints replacement without changing the whole control arm? If affirmative, what was your experience? Should I buy the whole assembly? At FIAT prices? I love my car, and definitely love driving it with the GoPedal, auto flash and the new engine mounts... The noise is just driving me crazy, and might be unsafe...