Question about 1996 Ford Contour
1996 contour lower control arm how to do it yourself
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
SOURCE: lower control arm
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
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
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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