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We have a 2008 Pilot with 200k+ miles that has recently developed the shakes. Steering wheel shakes pretty hard and wants to pull hard to the left. I checked the tires/wheels for damage and none was found. When I google these symptoms the overwhelming result is tie rod ends. The rubber boots look ok on them and I don't feel any play when I try to move the ends, but I guess they probably need replacing anyway due to age? The sway bar ends on the other hand look completely shot to me. Not sure if the bad sway bar ends would cause these symptoms though. Lower control arm bushings look gone to me as well. I'm an amateur and learned all of these terms just now on a suspension diagram. lol What do you think, just replace everything under there?

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My ‘04 Pilot doesn’t have the shakes but I’m in a slow rebuild process on the front end since a lot of the same parts you posted have similar cracks in the rubber covers and bushings. Got all the parts from Rock Auto and used the forum discount to save some bucks. New lower control arm will come with new compression bushings and ball joints pre-installed which I suspect may be your problem although all the worn parts are probably contributing to the issue. If you can DIY you will save some serious bucks. P.S. worn CV axles can cause shakes too.
 

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I've done all those, too, so what @aggrex suggests, including just replacing the entire LCA (Lower Control Arm).

At 200k+ miles, sway bar end links are not out of the question.

While you're at it, change youre sway bar bushings, because usually you can't even see that they're out of round on the inside until you take them off.
 

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Thanks for the input. I've ordered the following from rockauto (thanks for the discount code!)

Inner tie rods
Outer tie rods
Sway bar end links
Sway bar bushings
Front left lower control arm
Front right lower control arm

Looking forward to installing

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Nice list but @200k IMO the struts&shocks should be on the list too. With this investment the Pilot should drive real nice and with regular maintenance roll along for many more miles.
 

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Just watched a video on shock replacement. Didn't realize they were that straightforward to do. Struts involve spring removal correct? May be a little advanced for a newbie. Will definitely do the shocks in the near future. Thanks for the advice.
 

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Nice list but @200k IMO the struts&shocks should be on the list too. With this investment the Pilot should drive real nice and with regular maintenance roll along for many more miles.
And while you got it all apart. 👍
 

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Replacement struts are available with or without the spring. At your mileage it’s probably best to get the quick-strut replacements as it’s faster and much safer. Dealing with a compressed spring is no laughing matter when that energy is accidentally released.
 

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I'm also in the process of ordering all the parts you mentioned above. I'm curious what brand you picked for the control arms/tie rod ends and stabilizer links. I'm trying to decide between MOOG and Proforged. Going with Proforged is about $150 more versus MOOG.
 

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Replacement struts are available with or without the spring. At your mileage it’s probably best to get the quick-strut replacements as it’s faster and much safer. Dealing with a compressed spring is no laughing matter when that energy is accidentally released.
My local auto parts lets you check out a set of spring compressors with a deposit. Their very sturdy.
YouTube how to use : )
 

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I'm also in the process of ordering all the parts you mentioned above. I'm curious what brand you picked for the control arms/tie rod ends and stabilizer links. I'm trying to decide between MOOG and Proforged. Going with Proforged is about $150 more versus MOOG.
I found good reviews of Beck/Arnley via Google so went with them on everything

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