Sprinter Van Leaf Spring Rubber
This product is compatible with all Sprinter Vans made before 2006. Both the 2500 and 3500 versions.
What is the purpose of Spring rubbers?
The bushings are little rubber pads tasked with aiding in the job of absorbing the shock related to the imperfections you encounter when driving down the road. They work in concert with other components of the suspension system to ensure that you have as smooth of a ride as possible.
Now, what kind of bushing do we have here?
This product is a bushing for the leaf spring inside your Sprinter Van.
Where in my car can I find rubbers?
Bushings can be found on any component along with the suspension where two parts of metal form a joint. The purpose of the bushings is to prevent the metal surfaces from grinding against one another and causing unnecessary stress and friction.
- During an inspection of your vehicle you will likely see bushings on the following parts:
- Stabilizer bars
- Steering parts
- Strut mounts
- Ball Joints
- Transmission mounts
- Control arms
- Tie rods
- Shock absorbers
Ok so more specifically, what kind of bushings are out there?
The bushings that most commonly need to be replaced are the following:
- Mount bushes
- Shock absorber bushes
- Anti-roll bar drop link bushes
- Control arm bushes
- Anti-roll bar bushes
How will I know my bushings need to be replaced?
The quality of the rubber material is what gives bushings their ability to buffer the tremors and noises of turbulence. When the quality of a set of bushings wears down, the impacts of shock and the noises that a vehicle might make are liable to become more noticeable within the cab of a truck.
When should I replace my bushings?
There is no set timeframe for when to change suspension bushings. They wear down at different speeds in different vehicles. It really depends on the environment where you operate the vehicle and the amount of stress you put it through on a regular basis. Basically, you will know when to change bushings in a car or truck whenever the symptoms of bad bushings make it difficult to operate your vehicle.
What are some signs of my suspension bushings going bad?
- Typical tell-tale signs of worn bushings under a vehicle include the following symptoms:
- The vehicle makes rattling noises when driven over gravelly roads.
- The vehicle sounds as though it is clunking when you make sharp turns or hit the brakes.
- The vehicle feels as though it is trembling along the front portion.
- The steering seems more difficult to handle.
- The steering feels looser than before.
What problems do worn suspension bushings cause?
Worn bushings can make a car more difficult to steer. With the suspension compromised, bad bushings are liable to make riding less comfortable and more dangerous. The reduced shock absorption can make suspension and engine components more vulnerable to the physical effects of vehicular tremors. Metal joints left unprotected by worn bushings can cause damage and lead to premature parts failure.
What do bad bushings feel like?
Bushings often go bad when the rubber dries out. Consequently, a bad bushing will feel hard and inflexible. From the cab of a truck, bad suspension bushing makes riding feel more turbulent and jumpy.
What happens when bushings go bad?
When bushings fail, a truck is more difficult to drive due to the lack of proper suspension. A truck can be dangerous to drive with faulty bushings
- OEM Numbers: 5104068AA / 9013250744 / 05104068AA /
- Begel Germany Number: BG32076