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Why would dripping water harm the rubber bushing? I don't see the failure in the one in the video. When the vehicle is flat on the ground does the drip actually fall on the arm or does it just miss it? Can the drip tube be bent slightly to avoid this?
 

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This video shows the entire new control arm assembly ($1000 out-of-pocket) after I had it replaced when it became too unsafe to drive at highway speeds. No one could explain the pre-mature failure to me. I found it by coincidence when rotating my tires. Yes, the drain was going straight onto the bushing when vehicle was level. I plan to upload a followup video explaining what I did to keep my new bushings from corroding and what Subaru did to reimburse my cost for the new control arm.
 

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Do you drive on washboard roads?
 
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