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How do I replace the control arm bushing in the front of my 2006 Ford Five Hundred?

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SOURCE: 2006 Ford Five Hundred -- Where's the fuel filter?

right rear just in front of wheel. push clips back and remove old filter. apply new filter insuring flow is correct direction by arrow on filter press the clips back in place and you are ready. check to see if it is leaking.

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SOURCE: Removing front struts on a 2006 Ford Five Hundred

A less dangerous solution would be to loosen the ball joint, and drive shaft allowing the control arm to drop further. Obviously, the sway bar needs to be disconnected as well. Make sure to jack it up high to allow room for the control arm to drop down.

Posted on Jun 09, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 Nissan Quest front control arm bushings

That control arm is technically un-servicable and by the end of the day after finding something,then trying to wrestle these in where they work properly,probably the best, easiest and cheapest in the end is to replace the control arm.

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SOURCE: 2004 Nissan Quest front control arm bushing replacement.

Sorry guys not a solution but I too have an 04 Quest, which supposedly has worn controller arm bushings and Nissan says I need both controller arms replaced. For a total of $950!!! I was told that they need to replace the whole arm and cannot replace only the bushings. Now reading the posts on this site I find that to be untrue. Seems all I need to spend is anywhere from $25 to $35 per bushing.

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SOURCE: what tools do I need

You need regular hand tools especially a socket big enough to remove the CV axle nut and possibly a tool to separate the ball joint and outer tierod if necessary.

Posted on May 28, 2011

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The Five Hundred also has rear shock absorbers with springs - check for leaks/breakage/weakness here too.

Steering losing responsiveness/wander - checklist
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1 Inspect Rack & Pinion - Center Wear From Internal Fluid Leaking Around The Rack Piston.
2 Inspect Steering Stabilizer Bracket - Loose or Broken Steering Stabilizer Bracket.
3 Inspect Front Lower Control Arm - Front Lower Control Arm loose/missing bolt(s)
4 Inspect Front Lower Ball Joints - Front Lower Ball Joint(s) Worn/Loose
5 Inspect Front Upper Ball Joints -Front Upper Ball Joint(s) Worn/Loose
6 Inspect Tire Pressure - Tire Pressure should be 35 PSI for the Five Hundred and Montego's P225/55R18 OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) tires.

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1 Inspect Rear Shock/Strut - Shocks/Strut failing/leaking.
2 Inspect Front Shock/Strut - Shocks/Strut failing/leaking.
3 Inspect Coil Spring - Incorrect Coil Spring Selection or Installation.
4 Inspect Coil Spring - Coil Spring broken.

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A less dangerous solution would be to loosen the ball joint, and drive shaft allowing the control arm to drop further. Obviously, the sway bar needs to be disconnected as well. Make sure to jack it up high to allow room for the control arm to drop down.

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2006 Ford Five Hundred -- Where's the fuel filter?


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