Question about 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx
Do you have to remove motor mounts to replace front control arm bushing bolt?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
A Ball Joint Can Usually Be Replaced Without Removing The Control Arm From The Vehicle. Place The Vehicle On Jack Stands. Remove The Shock Absorber And Install A Spring Compressor on The Coil Spring.Remove The Nut Securing The Ball Joint To The steering Knuckle And Separate The Knuckle And Then Joint. The Ball Joint Should Be Pressed,Riveted,Bolted,Or Screwed Into The Control Arm.A Service Manual Will Give The Details For The Specific Make And Model Vehicle.
Posted on Apr 09, 2010
I would say your brake work wasn't done correctly,wouldn't you
Did it pull with the old brakes? Doubt it
Control Arm Bushings -- I would resolve the brake issues
first & need a really good reason to do the control arm bushings
Visual Evidence & Technical Service Bullettins & an Alignment
Only Shops opinion
Posted on Aug 02, 2011
Tips for a great answer:
The lower control arm is a two-piece welded unit with a riveted ball joint. A conventional rubber bushing is used for the rear lower control arm pivot. The front lower control arm bushing is mounted vertically.
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
Some special tools are required to perform this operation including, a front hub spindle removal tool and a suitable ball joint separator tool.
WARNING Do not hammer or pry ball joint from knuckle. Failure to use recommended tools may cause damage to the ball joint and seal.
See Figure 1
Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the control arm-to-frame mounting
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