Here are the instruction on how to replace your control arm bushing. please not that there is a special tool needed that you will need to get from you auto parts retailer. you can usually rent these tools.
Control Arm-to-Tension Strut Bushing
- Turn the control arm over in the arbor press, then position the
arm so that it is supported by the receiver tool MB-990799 as shown.
Position the new bushing into the control arm so it is square
with the bushing hole. Position the installer tool MB-6644-1 or
equivalent on top of the bushing, with the bushing setting in the
recessed area of the installer tool. Press the bushing into the control
Press the control arm bushing
into the control arm until the installer tool squarely bottoms against
the surface of the control arm. When the installer tool squarely bottoms
on the control arm, the bushing is installed in the arm in the correct
Install the tension strut into the strut bushing in the control
arm. Position the tension strut in the control arm with the word FRONT
stamped in the tension strut positioned away from the control arm. With
an open end wrench on the flat of the tension strut to stop the tension
strut from turning. Tighten the NEW tension strut-to-control arm
retaining nut to 110 ft. lbs. (150 Nm).
Install the lower control arm and tension strut back onto the
vehicle. Refer to the Lower Control Arm procedure earlier in this
To replace the control arm tension strut bushing,
the control arm and tension strut assembly must be removed. The removal
of the bushing requires the use of an arbor press.
Thoroughly lubricate the replacement tension strut bushing,
control arm and installer tool 6644-3 or equivalent with a silicone
By hand, install the tension strut bushing into the large end of
the installer tool. Press the bushing into the installer tool as far as
it will go by hand.
Position the control arm in the arbor press so that the tension
strut hole in the control arm is centered on the receiver tool MB-990799
or equivalent. Position the installer tool with the previously
installed bushing, inside of the tension strut bushing hole in the
control arm. Position the installer tool on top of the tension strut
bushing. Using the arbor press, press the tension strut bushing into the
control arm. As the bushing is being pressed into the arm, a pop will
be heard. When the pop is heard, the installer tool will slightly move
up off the control arm. At this time remove the control arm assembly
from the press and pull the tool MB-6644-3 off of the tension strut
bushing in the control arm.