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SOURCE: Lower Control Arm Bushing replacement

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!

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

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pretty straight forward,
you will need bar for refitting plus the 2 bolts are hard to access by engine I did mine without lifting engine but a bit fiddley
3hrs both sides.
hope this helps

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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SOURCE: 1996 Ford Contour 2.5l V6 how to insert front strut into knuckle

either put a jack under the strut (if you can do so safely and raise the strut or use a good pry bar to pull down on the A arm. make 100% sure the car is well supported with jack stands etc.


Posted on Sep 09, 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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SOURCE: how do you remove ball joints from lower control

Removing the ball joint requires a splitter called a fork and a ball joint press, never install used front end parts

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Removal of control arm on 1996 contour

Just did this last week. Repair manual says to disconnect exhaust, power steering lines, shift linkage (manual), support engine, unbolt from subframe, then lower subframe. I said bull. I merely cut the two bolts in the front and went to my local u-pull it for the 2 bolts. When I installed them, I went up from underneath and put the nuts on the top. The back 2 remained the same.

Feb 07, 2011 | 1996 Ford Contour

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I have a 1996 buick park ave. i had a friend install some new air shocks. when he lowered the car it sat very high but after i drove it down the street it lowered and never came back up. Many have saif the...

Their is a link arm that connects from the body to the lower control arm which is what controls the rear ride hight its on the right rear control arm

Nov 16, 2010 | 1996 Buick Park Avenue

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How do I take off my lower control ARM on the passenger side of my 1996 nissan maxima.

you have to take off the tie rod end and lower ball joint and cv axle nut and the strut lower arm that's connected to the control arm.then you will have two bolts one on the right and the one on the left is under the car with a 13mm nut on top.


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1996 ford windstar clunk type noise under front has new shocks and struts seems more often on turns ans rough road

Check the stabilizer links (also known as the sway bar links). They are the parts that go between the stabilizer bar and the strut. You will need to check them with both wheels on the ground. you will be able to move the ends in and out or up and down if they are loose/sloppy. If those are tight than check the lower ball joints.

You can check the ball joints buy jacking up the vehicle. Do not jack under the control arms. Grab the tire at the 3 o'clock position and aggressively push/pull. If you feel any movement than position yourself so that you can safely watch the lower ball joint while you aggressively push or pull on the tire. If you see it moving it is bad.

The inner and outer tie rods could also be sloppy but will require much less force to get them to move. You will be able to put one hand on those parts while you move the tire with the other had.

It is also possibly that the stabilizer bar bushings could be bad also.

The last possibility that I can think of is that the bushings in the lower control arms where the radius arms pass through (the parts that attach to the front of the sub-frame and then bolt to the middle of the lower control arms, are sloppy. Usually you will see the whole tire move back and forth when you brake or accelerate when they are bad.

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Sep 30, 2010 | 1996 Ford Windstar

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1999 Ford Contour. Front wheels binding when

Check your Control arm bushings and or your ball joints. The bushings are known to wear out easily and the replacement control arm with ball joint included is only around $150.00. You can check the control arm by putting vehicle on jack stands and with a pry bar pry between the frame and control arm. If there is excessive movement then replacement is required, also when the car is in this position try to pivot your wheel top and bottom(in and out) and this checks the ball joint.

Feb 17, 2010 | 1999 Ford Contour

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How to replace front shock bsorbers

This is for the 2WD model:

2-Wheel Drive
  1. Raise and support the front of the vehicle safely using jack stands.
  2. Using an open end wrench, hold the shock absorber upper stem to prevent it from turning, then remove the upper stem retaining nut, the retainer and rubber grommet.
Common front shock absorber mounting-2WD vehicles

  1. Remove the shock absorber-to-lower control arm retaining bolts and lower the shock absorber assembly from the bottom of the control arm.
  2. Inspect and test the shock absorber; replace it, if necessary.
To install:
  1. Fully extend the shock absorber stem, then push it up through the lower control arm and spring so that the upper stem passes through the mounting hole in the upper control arm frame bracket.
  2. Install the upper shock absorber nut and tighten to 100 inch. lbs. (11 Nm) on 1994 models 145 inch lbs. (16 Nm) on 1995 models, 54 ft. lbs. (73 Nm) on 1996 models, or 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm) on 1997-99 models while holding the stem with an open end wrench. Be careful not to crush the rubber bushing.
  3. Install the shock absorber-to-lower control arm retaining bolts and tighten to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm) on 1994-95 models and 54 ft. lbs. (73 Nm) on 1996 models, or 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm) on 1997-99 models.
  4. Remove the jack stands and carefully lower the vehicle.

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1996 Ford Contour 2.5l V6 how to insert front strut into knuckle

Use a pry bar of some type or a pipe to pry the control arm/knuckle assemply down untill you can line them up and get the bolt in.

Make sure you jack stands are poistioned away from any of the moving suspension parts, so they will not impair you moving it down.

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Sep 09, 2009 | 1996 Ford Contour

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How to change rans filter on 1996 ford contour

You must remove the transmission pan, the filter is inside the transmission.

Apr 15, 2009 | 1996 Ford Contour

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


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.

Apr 05, 2009 | 1996 Honda Civic

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Which fuse controls windshield wipers on 1996 Ford Contour

I just pulled out every fuse one by one to see if they were broken and I found one that was broken and replaced it and now my windshield wipers work.

Jan 09, 2009 | 1996 Ford Contour

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