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How do i replace the Right Lower Control arm ?

Brakes plus said that this needs replacing... Is this Very dangerous to drive if i need to wait till payday to fix? and is it a cheap part to buy? thank you very much

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SOURCE: Replacing Ball Joints on 2001 Mazda B2500 (upper and lower)

its easier to get the whole control arm and the lower one has to be pressed in. it is not and easy job if you dont have the right tools checkout to look at the replacement parts and to get a price on them

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SOURCE: replacing an upper control arm

Lift car up, take off wheel, and might as well take off fender. ( I did) take off nut holding knuckle in place but becareful control arm has powerful spring in it will pop up if not held down. Then remove the 2 bolts holding it in place, replace with new one and connect knuckle back and make sure its tight. Double check all is in the right position before going for a drive.

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