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Labor replace lower control arm 02 grand caravan

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SOURCE: Right lower ball joint. Torn loose

If you torn the ball joint out, you very well could have more damage.
If you plan on doing the work yourself, I would put the car up on stands, and take the front wheel off, and do a through examination of the whole assembly.
Once you have a complete assesement of all of the damage you can go to your local parts house and get the parts.
If you have to replace the lower arm, you will need probably need some specialized tools (like a spring compressor).
After you're done changing parts, you will need to get a front end alignment.

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Lower Control Arm Bushing replacement

I just did this job on my 98 regal, and I own the service manuals also. The lower control arm bushing that usually goes, is the front one. The rear one doesn't usually go, it is horizontally mounted. The front one for some reason is vertical. The control arm must be removed, and put in a vise. The front bushings outer metal sleeve, must be driven out with a chisel. It comes out easily. The new bushing can be tapped in with a hammer. Hope this helps!

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Are the upper control arm bushing pressed in or

pressed in but can be removed by cutting with a hacksaw in reverse so to speak ,remove blade and push through bush to cut out the metal casing then pull new ones through with a long bolt and socket

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Can you replace the lower ball joints in the control arms

You can replace them seperately,but they need pressed out and in. Other methods of removing and installing likely will damage control arm.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Ball Joint connecting lower control arm and spindle 99 Grand Prix

Take a grinder or torch and cut the nut off.

Posted on May 13, 2009

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