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How to remove lower control arm of cobalt 2006

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SOURCE: Lower Control Arm Bushing replacement

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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: can't remove lower ball joint on 1999 F150 4WD

comes as lower control arm assmbly

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

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SOURCE: 95 explorer lower control arm replace

No the torsion bar if you look at it where it goes to the under carriage it will have a bolt for tension on each side. Are you tring to replace the bushings for the torsion bar? If so answer back.

Posted on May 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Clunking sound when going over bumps, especially at lower speeds

The lower control arm bushings in this car are not the best quality you should check them and also sway bar links and bushings are very common.

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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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

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1) Raise and support vehicle. 3) Remove the steering knuckle.
Remove the bolts fastening the power steering cooler to the front suspension cradle crossmember reinforcement (Fig. 21). 5) Remove the lower control arm rear bushing retainer bolts located on each side of each lower control arm rear bushing. NOTE: The bolts fastening the cradle crossmember reinforcement are of three different thread sizes. Note the location of the various sizes.

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he's probably right but call gm dealership maybe there a recall on them and ask for those bushing hope it help fixya our post thanks pierre

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