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So long story short, drove over a hump that was higher than my CRV’s (5th Gen) clearance and got some of the undercarriage in contact w/ the ground. Checked my car later and saw the front compliance bushing was leaking. First time owning a CRV (and a new one at that), is that an expensive and/or time-consuming fix? Wondering if I should take this to a dealer or find a local shop to take care of this. Thanks in advance!
 

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So long story short, drove over a hump that was higher than my CRV’s (5th Gen) clearance and got some of the undercarriage in contact w/ the ground. Checked my car later and saw the front compliance bushing was leaking. First time owning a CRV (and a new one at that), is that an expensive and/or time-consuming fix? Wondering if I should take this to a dealer or find a local shop to take care of this. Thanks in advance!
Which bushing on the front control arm? The one that connects the control arm to the knuckle or the one that connects the arm to the subframe? You may want to check to see if the control arm is bend from the impact. Most likely you’ll need an alignment afterward. Should you fairly easy if you have the tool. Breaker bar and impact wrench should help. Do you have some pictures?
 

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The one that connects the arm to the subframe. Checked out the control arm, doesn't look bent nor do I see any major cracks, I'm thinking it might have been enough pressure though that made the control arm to shift the bushing around and cause the leak. Attached some pics of the compliance bushing with the leak and some views of the control arm itself. Auto part Bumper Automotive exterior Automotive wheel system Wheel
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You should be able to slide the control arm back in the bushing right? The bushing doesn’t appear to any damage to it beside a bit of grease bled out. If you do need to replace it it’s pretty simple. I think it’s either a 14 or 17mm socket.
 

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I had to have these replaced on my 2012 Pilot. They are expensive to replace, and the bushing comes in the control arm mount as an assembly. If you are under warranty, Honda should replace it.
 

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If the vehicle is still under warranty and the bushing not struck by whatever you ran over, Honda should replace at no cost to you. Also just to make sure, that is oil that's leaking out because the condensate drain is located directly over the passenger side control arm bushing?
 

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Double-checked, not seeing any leaks above the bushing, so I'm thinking it's definitely coming from the bushing itself. Vehicle's still under warranty and just setup an appt, so I'll see what the service center says. Hopefully this is covered! Thanks!
 

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Looking at the mess that looks like water. But Honda has had problems with those bushings (why in the hell they would fluid fill a suspension bushing is just beyond stupid) in the past.

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The one that connects the arm to the subframe. Checked out the control arm, doesn't look bent nor do I see any major cracks, I'm thinking it might have been enough pressure though that made the control arm to shift the bushing around and cause the leak. Attached some pics of the compliance bushing with the leak and some views of the control arm itself. View attachment 130451 View attachment 130453 View attachment 130455
how did you remove the lower control arm from the compliance?
 
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