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Upper control arm

Trying to remove the upper control arms on a 92 ford thunderbird. There are two bolts at the top of the arm that go through the bushings. These bolts have metal flags/tabs on them that need to be cut off. Can not figure out how to cut them off...

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Here's a link on your upper control arm.

Posted on Jul 28, 2013

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hi there this is a problem with all shocks and swing arms where the bolt goes through a rubber bushing and the water and road salt debris gets into bushing and freezes up causing the bolt to stick into bushing use a prybar to dislodge bushing from the area where its been clamped into it will come out

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SOURCE: upper control arm on a 2000 ford ranger

Hi ,some control arms come like that ,(either bolted or fitted) just be sure that is the same size of control arm by comparing them together,....

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SOURCE: 1997 ford thunderbird LX . Rear Wheels - Upper control arm bushings.

Hi...
I 'm a mechanic and have been Replaced the UPPER control Arm bushing on thunderbird.
And the Price for the Bushing is CHEAP..

You need only Replace the damaged parts, not all the ALL HARDWARE, They are wrong.

OK.. you can find on any Autoparts. for EXAMPLE Here is AUTOZONE.
with the Bushings that you need. just look..

http://www.autozone.com/N,14600794/shopping/partTypeResultSet.htm

I hope this help on your question..
Thank you for use fixya..

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SOURCE: 1997 F150 4x2, upper control arm torque specs,

The torgue spec for the upper control and ball joints is40 to 45 ft lbs they have castle nuts and cotter pins its not that critical the bushing are rubber mounts there much less user your best judgement not to over compress the rubber

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SOURCE: need a front lower stabilizer for 97 ford thunderbird can't find any..

check out you ford specialist wreckers or junk yards. Some fords use the same parts in different cars so when you are looking check other models for a similar bar.

Posted on Apr 22, 2013

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