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Replaced all struts and upper control arms and 2001 accord is still making thumping noise whenn going over bumps

New upper arm controls,new sruts all around and car is still making thumping sound when going over bumps

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Sounds like your ball joints may be worn. You can check them yourself or have someone check them for you. If you elect to check yourself you may want to search youtube for a video. Basically you are supporting the vehicle and letting the suspension hang and lifting up on the wheels with a long bar while watching or play in the ball joint.

Posted on Apr 07, 2014

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SOURCE: How to change upper control arm on 1996 Honda Civic DX ?

UPPER CONTROL ARM:

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.

  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  2. Remove the front wheels. Support the lower control arm assembly with a floor jack.
  3. Separate the upper ball joint from the steering knuckle using a ball joint separator tool.
  4. Remove the self-locking nuts from the upper arm anchor bolts. Remove the upper arm from the vehicle.

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.
To install:
Use new self-locking nuts when installing the upper arm and strut.
  1. Install the upper control arm assembly into the strut tower.
  2. Connect the upper ball joint.
  3. Install the front wheels and lower the vehicle.
  4. With all four of the vehicle's wheels on the ground, torque the upper control arm nuts to 47 ft. lbs. (65 Nm). Torque the castle nut to 32 ft. lbs. (44 Nm); then, only tighten it enough to install a new cotter pin.
  5. Tighten the wheel nuts to 80 ft. lbs. (110 Nm).
  6. Check and adjust the vehicle's front end alignment.
The bushings on the front lower control arms are replaceable on most models.
This procedure requires the use of a press and may be above the skill range of the average driveway enthusiast. It is recommended that this procedure be done by a qualified machine shop if you are not skilled in the proper use of a press.
  1. Remove the lower control arm that is in need of new bushings.
It is recommended that both the left and right lower control arm bushings be replaced at the same time. The vehicles handling may become unstable if there are new bushings on one side of the car and worn ones on the other.
  1. Set up the control arm in a press.
  2. Using a impact socket of the correct length and size, press out the old bushing.
  3. Install the new bushing by slowly using the press to push it into the control arm.
  4. WARNINGExcessive force could cause the bushing to bend or tear so be careful.
  5. Once the bushing is properly seated in the control arm, remove the arm from the press and install it on the vehicle.

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

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SOURCE: DOES REMOVING THE R. SIDE UPPER CONTROLL ARM ON A

raise vechicle. support lower control arm assemblies.then you remove self locking nuts upper control arm bolts and upper control anchor bolts. then separate the upper ball joint. dont have to remove coil spring.

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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SOURCE: i have problem mi 91

Is there vibration in steering wheel? Check for bent wheel then check axle...again. Remans are not always good and new ones are just a bit more expensive. Also, check the output shaft bearing for excess play. Also try rotating tires to confirm it's not there.

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SOURCE: didnt pass safety cause of upper control arms

Buy a workshop manual(Haynes or similar) & that will show you how to do it .

Posted on May 19, 2009

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SOURCE: 2008 honda cr-v - makes a thumping sound in right

SOUNDS LIKE A LOOSE WHEEL BEARING ...TRY SHAKING WHEEL BY HAND FOR PLAY TO CONFIRM GL

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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