Infiniti G35 Control Arm
Symptoms of a Broken Infiniti G35 Control Arm
The wheels of your Infiniti G35 can move in relative freedom from your car's body thanks to the control arms that hold them in place. Linking each wheel to your chassis makes this part integral to your suspension system. However, this part isn't immune from different kinds of damages. You'll need to discover the root cause of any problems that you encounter to make sure that you continue to experience a safe and smooth ride. Here are a few situations where you might encounter symptoms that show problems with the Infiniti G35 control arms:
A noise from the front of your Infiniti
So, let's say you're driving your Infiniti along, and everything was going swimmingly until you encountered a few cracks or small bumps on the road. As you drive over these slightly-rougher-than-usual conditions, you hear knocking noises coming from your front suspension. Those sounds are very likely coming from defective compression rod bushings within your control arms. G35 models from 2003 until 2006 are known to suffer from this fate because these bushings break easily. You'll need to replace them at once, but you will also need to refrain from replacing the compression rod because these are not damaged.
A torn inner wire on your Infiniti
Now let's say that you've got a torn wire on your G35 coupe and you know you've got bad bushings on your lower control arm as well as leaky struts. This problem is also caused by the bushings within your front compression arms, but you'll need to solve it in a slightly different way. You will need to replace the pair lower compression arms at the front (as well as the leaking struts) and then realign the two control arms. Aligning ensures that these parts work in tandem once again.
A problem with realigning the control arms on your Infiniti
Finally, let's say that your car recently needed its tires and control arms replaced due to an accident. If you encounter a problem in realigning the control arms on your G35, then this could be caused by bent struts that could still appear unbent to the naked eye. Replace your struts and it's quite likely that the alignment problem will go away.