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How to replace upper control arm in 1996 Mercury Couger

Other than the control arm, what hardware should be replaced at the same time. How do you do the job, properly?

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nope... it's on the bottom of the motor... or rather mounted there... i'm not familiar with that car... is the motor in sideways or front to back.... either way... the starter drives a gear on the back of the motor located where the transmission is bolted onto the motor. so look at that spot on either side of the motor on the bottom.. best to just lay on the ground and look up at the motor... unless you have car ramps you can drive the car up on. be sure to unhook the battery... usually two bolts hold it on.... drop the starter... unhook the cables and make sure you put them on the new starter the same way... mount the starter back on and tighten the bolts and you are good to go.

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SOURCE: i have a 2000 mountaineer that needs upper and

If you have all the proper tools, including jack and jack stands it can be done, however, keep in mind that sometimes the bolts can seize in the bushings making it difficult to remove them. But that does not always happen. It's a fairly straight forward procedure though. Just remove your tire after properly jacking your vehicle up and placing it on jack stands. Some special tools you will need are tie rod end seperator, ball joint removal tool, these tools can sometimes be rented from parts stores like Autozone. I would also recommend buying a repair manual for your truck, especially, if you've never done this before, and read over the entire procedure before starting just to make sure you have everything you need. Nothing worse than starting a job on your car only to find out half way in you need something else. In brief, after removing your tires, seperate your tie rod ends, ball joints from steering knuckle, sway bar links and remove the bolts for your control arms. Also if this is a 4 wheel drive system your axles will have to be seperated fron your steering knuckles. Installation is just reversal of removal. But do get a manual before starting it's worth the $20. Hope that helps, gl.

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HOW TO REMOVE AND REPLACE MOUNTAINEER UPPER BALL JOINTS?


Upper Ball Joint Removal & Installation Ball joints on this vehicle are an integral part of the control arm. If the ball joint is defective, the entire control arm must be replaced.
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Upper Control Arm Removal & Installation
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
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    • Brake disc shield
  3. Use a jack to support the front suspension lower arm.
  4. Mark the position of the front suspension upper arm adjustment cams.
  5. Remove the upper ball joint retaining nut and pinch bolt.
  6. Separate the ball joint from the front wheel spindle
  7. Remove the front suspension upper control arm.
To Install:
  1. Installation is the reverse of removal. Align the marks made during removal on the front suspension upper arm adjustment cam. The forward front suspension upper arm nut must be tightened first while the arm is held at the curb position ride height.
  2. Observe the following torques:
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  1. Raise and support the front of the vehicle safely using jack stands.
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Do not disassemble the upper arm. If the ball joint or bushings are faulty, or the upper arm is damaged, the entire upper arm must be replaced.
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  2. Remove the front wheels. Support the lower control arm assembly with a floor jack.
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  4. Remove the self-locking nuts from the upper arm anchor bolts. Remove the upper arm from the vehicle.

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And the Price for the Bushing is CHEAP..

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