Helpful Automotive Resources
November 27, 2019 How to Replace a Front Lower Control ArmThe tools needed to replace a front lower control arm vary, depending on what type of car you have. But, in general, you’ll need:
Ball joint separator (optional)Breaker barJack and jack standsLong-handled diagonal cutting pliers (optional)Large hammerPickle fork (optional)Pry barRatchet and appropriate size sockets and wrenchesSafety glassesTorque wrenchWheel chocks
Should You Do November 26, 2019 How to Diagnose a Faulty Control ArmNote: The following are general guidelines for educational and entertainment purposes only. Consult your vehicle’s factory information for specific repair instructions and recommended safety procedures.
1. Perform a Visual Inspection
November 21, 2019 Common Control Arm SymptomsThankfully, it was possible to cut both the sleeve and the bolt out of the subframe. That freed up the control arm and allowed me to replace it.