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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 body to control the motion of the wheels. They are a vital piece of your vehicle’s suspension system as...
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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Why is my expedition swaying under intial braking
It sounds more like you are having problems with one of the lower or upper control arm bushings allowing the wheel to shift to the rear when braking. If it is pulling more right, then the problem is in the...
I need torque rating for lower control arm
You should tighten the control arm bolts to 69 ftlbs.
My car wheel won't straighten
The frame rails or unibody could have been damaged (bent, moved) in the accident, even slightly. If that happened, the points at which the control arms attach to the car (i.e., the bolt holes) could have shifted from their original...
Noticed that all bushings on my front lower control arms are torn. Can this be the cause of the popping noise I hear when turning
Yes that is correct. Bad bushings will cause a noise in the front end and excessive rattling while hitting bumps. If you need more help, a certified professional from YourMechanic can come to your car's location to inspect the rattling...
Front end control arm or ball joint? Cost?
It sounds like your lower control arm ball joint came apart. The fact that it came out is an indication that there is a lot of wear in the front end. You may have also damaged other components like the...
I need to remove torsion bar from lower control arm.
Be very careful messing with the torsion bar. It is under an extreme amount of force. Make sure you have all of the tension removed from the torsion bar by loosening the adjustment bolt. Count the number of turns you...
Ball joints
The ball joint can be pressed but replacing the arm is not a bad idea. Considering the age of the vehicle (mileage unknown), it's a good possibility that the control arm bushings are cracked. Replacing the entire arm - which...
Noise when turning to the left
It's difficult to say without inspecting the vehicle firsthand just what the noise is. A worn or damaged wheel bearing will make a rotational growling noise that often gets worse when turning. To check for a bad wheel bearing, lift...
Are parts for a Toyota Raum 1997 the same as a Toyota Corolla?
Hello, thanks for writing in. The Toyota Raum is a different vehicle platform then the Corolla, and therefore mostly use different components. The Raum comes equipped with a 1.5 liter 1NZ engine, which was found in one trim of Japanese...
Squeaking in suspension, 2005 Dodge Ram 1500
Hello. Squeaking in the front suspension is usually caused by worn, dry, or unlubricated suspension bushings or components. If the noise is coming from a control arm bushing it may be possible that the bushing just needs to be greased...
Tension strut replacement
Hello there, one of the commonly replaced parts on the 2009 BMW 535i is the hydraulic fluid filled bushings. These suspension components wear over time from absorbing the road shock. When the fluid filled bushings leak, it is important to...
Buying tiguan but there are issues
You need to find out why they need to replace the lower control arms. The may have bend bent from hitting a curb or another reason. I would suggest having the vehicle inspected by another mechanic, like one from YourMechanic....
I can't find replacement control arm bushings, any thoughs?
Hey there. Thanks for writing in about your Cadillac Eldorado. For parts like these, RockAuto is a good resource. They should have what you're looking for. Once you get the part and need service done on your control arm and...
Hello. You only need to change the parts that are actually loose. If the ball joint is loose then it needs to be replaced. If the lower control arm has worn out or missing bushings then those should be replaced....
i hit a curb and bent both front rims. it drove right after and iv'e replaced tthe rims and tires but now its not driving
If you hit the curb hard enough to bend rims and blow out tires, then you most likely bent the control arms and spindles. This may be causing the axles to bind in the spindles. Have the complete front end...
Clunk front left
This is a common problem when the control arm bushings or sway bar bushings are worn out. As you may know, bushings are useful in controlling wheel hop which also improves cornering control. They help in maintaining proper alignment which...
What can cause my front wheels to move back when I brake, and jump forward when I release brakes?
Hi there, thanks for writing in. Depending on the type of suspension on the vehicle, this could be due to different causes. Your car has upper or lower control arms, track bars, ball joints or sub frame mounts. I'd...
The rear passenger side wheel is pointing inwards it was checked out by a mechanic and they only said its the control arm
The mechanic may be right, but sometimes the terminology gets a little hazy on the Mercedes. That rear suspension has 5 links on each rear wheel, damage to any of them can cause the wheel to point in the wrong...
Steering knuckle bar rubs against strut on driver side
Without having your car in front of me, I won't be able to say for sure what the problem is since accident damage is very specific and random to the accident and car. I can, however, give you some advice...
What is the problem and what do I need to buy to fix it?
If your wheel is sticking out at the bottom then you broke the lower ball joint. When this happens to one side then the other side is just as worn and may happen anytime. The other problem is you may...

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