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CAn a home mechanic replace lower control arm bushings

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  • skamens Jul 30, 2009

    Thanks - any suggestions on good online sales for the parts

  • skamens Jul 30, 2009

    so I have read... replacing whole arm not a bad option. I was told this is what is causing some awful 'creaking' in the front end ...sound accurate. it only seems to happen on large bumps...occassionally hear a 'rattling' but often just a loud clunk or creaking

  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    Yes, but its a real pain in the **** getting them out and back into the arm without a press.

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Yes but it is quicker and easier to buy the complete assembly and fit that.

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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    Tom Jul 30, 2009

    Avoid the dealers , try for a buddy who has access to the wholesaler who supplies the smaller private car accessory shops.



    Look for a copy part instead of the OEM one , they are probably made by the same factory

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SOURCE: Are the upper control arm bushing pressed in or

pressed in but can be removed by cutting with a hacksaw in reverse so to speak ,remove blade and push through bush to cut out the metal casing then pull new ones through with a long bolt and socket

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 Nissan Quest front control arm bushing replacement.

You can get just the bushings at autozone, checker, napa auto part stores for about $30.00 to $35.00. You can replace them yourself or take the vehicle to the shop.


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Posted on Nov 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Lower Control Arm Bushing replacement

Hi,
I just did this job on my 98 regal, and I own the service manuals also. The lower control arm bushing that usually goes, is the front one. The rear one doesn't usually go, it is horizontally mounted. The front one for some reason is vertical. The control arm must be removed, and put in a vise. The front bushings outer metal sleeve, must be driven out with a chisel. It comes out easily. The new bushing can be tapped in with a hammer. Hope this helps!
JOEVETTE

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 S80 Volvo left/right lower control arms cracks

You can replace just the bushings!, and the job should be MUCH less than that. If your in the Maine area, please give me an email at chris@expertvolvo.com

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

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SOURCE: For a 1996 Nissan Maxima, can I replace the lower

Hi there, This may seem like a generic answer. But its a good idea. Best thing to do is buy a Haynes or Clinton's repair shop manual at your local AP store for your particular vehicle. Then read up on it in the trouble shooting section or the step by step RR section. You can purchase these at your local Auto Parts store or buy them on line at ebay burdfrenzy

Posted on Oct 18, 2009

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Hi,
I just did this job on my 98 regal, and I own the service manuals also. The lower control arm bushing that usually goes, is the front one. The rear one doesn't usually go, it is horizontally mounted. The front one for some reason is vertical. The control arm must be removed, and put in a vise. The front bushings outer metal sleeve, must be driven out with a chisel. It comes out easily. The new bushing can be tapped in with a hammer. Hope this helps!
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