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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Control Arm Assembly
Common signs include a vibrating steering wheel, steering pulling to the left or right, and clunking noises.
How Long Does a Control Arm Assembly Last?
The control arm assembly keeps the wheels in line with the car’s...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Pitman Arm
If your steering wheel feels loose, you loose the ability to steer, or the car starts wandering on the road, you may need to replace the pitman arm.
How to Replace a Control Arm Assembly
The control arms are a mounting point for the wheel and brake assembly. It need to be replaced if damaged or if bushings and ball joints are worn.
What Does It Mean When a Car Has "Wishbone" Suspension?
Designers of automotive suspension systems must consider many factors, including the cost, weight, and compactness of the suspension and the handling characteristics they wish to achieve. No design is perfect at achieving all of...
How to Buy a Good Quality Control Arm Assembly
Did you ever wonder how your car’s tires can stay on the road when you go over potholes and other rough areas? Control arms are the answer. These pivot points in...

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Can you tell me specifically what the name of this part is?
The part you indicate got damaged is called a lower control arm. You have the rear and forward lower control arms on the rear of each side of the vehicle.
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I have a 2006 Dodge Charger Daytona. I was told I need new ball joints. Along with that the mechanic said it requires new control
The ball joints for the lower arm on your model are vended separately so you do not have to buy the lower control arm with the joint already installed. The reason they want you to change the entire arm is...
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Control arms
The left and right upper and lower control arms are different part numbers and are shaped different. They are not interchangeable. You will need to perform an alignment on the front end after replacing the control arms.
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Is there another car i can use bushings off of? Can't find my cars bushing for lower control arms 1999 Mitsubishi Diamante
Hi there - on this specific model, the bushing is pre-installed in the control arm by suppliers. For aluminum control arms such as this one, it is generally not a good idea to field-repair the control arm. The act of...
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There's a bolt broken off the rear upper control arm the cross member
It depends. If only a bolt needs to be replaced, the price "sounds" high but even that response is speculative because there might be a lot of disassembly work to get to the bolt and then, of course the wheel...
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drive side (L.H) lower control arm does it have tenssion on it? If so what will i need to get the tension off?
Considerable disassembly is required on this model in order to remove and replace the left lower control arm. Among the many steps in the repair procedure, the steering shaft linkage must be disconnected and the sub frame of the vehicle...
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My 2013 BMW 528 seems to make a slight squeaky sound when i'm driving slow not fast.
Hi there. The noise that you are hearing is the control arm bushing are hard and need replaced. If you need further assistance with your control arm bushings, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to...
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How long does it take to replace the control arm assembly in a Mercedes-Benz S 500?
Hi there. The time for removing and replacing a control arm on a 2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 ranges between 4 to 6 hours depending on the persons experience and if the parts come off easy or not. If you need further...
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Hi Peter, I was just informed by the dealership that I need the following items taken care of on my 2007 Nissan Versa there total
To install two new lower control arms costs about $600. An alignment is typically around $90. The engine mount including installation is probably around $165 total for this repair. The necessity of replacing the timing cover seal and/or...
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Lower control arm assembly comes with ball joint for a lexus nx2oot
The OEM (dealer) parts are sold separately, that is you have to buy the ball joint and the control arm individually, if you desire both parts. In the aftermarket, you can buy a complete assembly, that is a control arm...
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I have a clinking noises from the rear when I am driving over a bump. The noise is most relevant in hot weather.
Hi there. The noise sounds like the control arm bushings are worn and making the suspension walk around. Jack up the vehicle and check the suspension on the rear for any looseness and if there is any broken or damaged...
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Control arm bushing replacement
The service that you are referring to, namely control arm assembly replacement includes the bushings. That control arm has two bushings in it, already pre-installed in the control arm. So, the price is "complete". If you want this service performed...
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How much would you charge to replace the control arm bushings in the front and rear? 1999 Mazda Miata
Sent to CS front lower control arm bushings replacement front upper control arm bushins replacement rear lower control arm bushings replacement rear upper control arm bushings replacement
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Is a front cross member a part of my car's subframe?
Your vehicle is constructed as a "unibody". Unibodies in general will have bolt on members, typically in the front and rear, that are referred to as cross-members or subframes. A sub frame structurally includes "cross-members" but a cross member itself...
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What car parts to buy (suspension)?
The exact part numbers will depend on your year, make and model. The optimal repair strategy will depend on the age of the existing components. In particular, for some vehicles it is possible to just replace the rubber dust covers...
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Was driving to work haerd pop pulled over rear tire driver side was sideways somthing snapped (not a flat ) can't drive it .
Looking at the diagram for your vehicle, it looks like it could be a ball joint and/or control arm failure but that is a speculative diagnosis until the vehicle is actually examined in person. Failures of that sort are repairable...
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control arms & ball joints
Control arms and ball joints are stout structural components on a vehicle and it would be exceptionally unusual to replace them on a 3 or 4 year old car unless the car was operated in highly unusual (severe) conditions, was...
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Are 96 2 door tahoe ball joints bolt on or push in?
The upper are bolt on. For the lower, both riveted and press fit styles were used. The riveted joints can be replaced with the available aftermarket bolt on ball joints. There were many different versions (different dimensions/attachment styles) of the...
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Is it dangerous to driver or damaging to the car -if control arms are not repaired within a month
Hello, thank you for writing in. While the car jerking forward as you stop can be related to a few different components. Something like this can come from the engine mounts, to the brakes, to the suspension. The control arms...

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