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Dissolved bushing


Mike_92

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Hey everyone,

Does hydraulic fluid dissolve bushings?

I was under my truck yesterday (for other reasons) and noticed my front driver side lower shock absorber bushing is deteriorated/dissolved. Seems like some sort of fluid has leaked onto it and reacted with it. I can only assume it's probably hydraulic fluid from the shock? Kind of puzzled! Anyone experienced this before?

thanks!
-mike
 


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yes any kind of oil first makes rubber soft and then it falls apart..
 

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Aaayup. time for new shocks.

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Thanks guys, yea I figure it could use new shocks all 'round anyway
 


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