What is a rear suspension arm?
A trailing-arm suspension, sometimes referred as trailing-link is a vehicle suspension design in which one or more arms (or “links”) are connected between (and perpendicular to and forward of) the axle and a pivot point (located on the chassis of a motor vehicle).
How long does the suspension last on a RAV4?
between 50k and 100k miles
Struts and shocks may need to be replaced anywhere between 50k and 100k miles. If at any time the struts or shocks are leaking, broken, or damaged, they should be replaced immediately.
What is a suspension arm called?
The suspension arm, also called the track control arm or wishbone suspension, is attached to the wheel and allows you to direct it and keep it square to the ground.
How long do trailing arms last?
Over time, the control arm assembly can become worn or bent. These assemblies normally wear out between 90,000 and 100,000 miles. They can wear out faster if you go over a large pothole or are involved in a car accident. Various parts of the assembly may wear out as well, such as the bushings or ball joints.
What is high mileage for a RAV4?
between 200,000 miles and 250,000 miles
The Toyota Rav4 is a leading SUV when it comes to longevity, clocking in at between 200,000 miles and 250,000 miles on average, with higher numbers for owners who take good care of their Rav4.
How much does a control arm cost to replace?
The average cost for control arm replacement is between $611 and $734. Labor costs are estimated between $158 and $199 while parts are priced between $453 and $535. This range does not include taxes and fees, and does not factor in your specific vehicle or unique location. Related repairs may also be needed.
Should I replace ball joint or control arm?
In order to know if just the ball joint or the whole complete lower control arm needs replaced, the lower ball joint will need to be disconnected from the steering knuckle and checked to see if it fits tight in the lower control arm. If it is loose, then replace control arm.