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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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Do you think my control arm is bent?
i do think you bent suspension components if your tire is rubbing. You may have bent more than the lower control arm and should have the sway bar, strut, spindle all checked to see if they also were damaged. ...
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When replacing my ball joints on my 2005 dodge Strauss do I need to replace the control arms as well
Hi there. When changing out the ball joints, you don't need to change the control arms if you have a replacement ball joint. However, if you are wanting to replace the bushings and the ball joint, then you may get...
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Tire rubs against inner fender well.
The damage to the lower control arm bent that bad would cause tire to hit fender. You may have also damaged spindle, strut, tie rods. You will also need alignment after repairs are done to make sure it is in...
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My car lean to one side after changing my upper ball joints
This vehicle has ball joints that are integral with the control arms and consequently the control arms are replaced if the ball joints are worn. Replacement of the control arms, particularly the upper control arm, implicates the air ride and...
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I need to replace the lower control arm on the driver side. Should I replace the passenger side as well?
Good question...generally, the decision rule when it comes to car parts, is "test, diagnose, measure and confirm" before you needlessly spend money replacing a part that might very well be perfectly good. That advice though does NOT apply to wear-out...
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Front creaking noise appears when driving. The noise is on the right side.
Hi there. The issue that you are having is the lower control arm bushings are worn out and dried up. I recommend replacing the lower control arm bushings on both sides on the front of the vehicle. The rubber becomes...
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What is the shop time for lower control arm replacement on a 2006 Cadillac DTS?
Hi there. The labor to replace the lower control arm on one side is between 1 to 1 1/2 hours in a shop environment, depending on the bolts and if there is any rust or if the ball joint will...
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I can't tell if the lower or upper front control arms are going bad
If you have doubts as to any diagnostic that a mechanic offers, the fastest way to learn the truth is to simply ask the mechanic to show you the failure; that is, prove it to you. If he does, great...
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My bmw wanders when driving.
The mileage on your vehicle is relatively low. Ordinarily, control arms would not fail so early unless there is a defect, damage, or abuse. Still, this possibility, nor any of the other possibilities can be dismissed and so you should...
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Is it worth buying it for 800 even with a broken control arm?
A vehicle of this age will require some maintenance and repairs if they have not been kept up with over the years. Since the vehicle was in an accident, there may be other damages unknown at this time that will...
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issues installing the front right lower control arm on a 2005 chrysler sebring 2.7l v6.
There won't be any issues removing the lower fork on the strut. It may make installation a bit easier to get it loose so the control arm can at least be aligned with the vehicle and the bolts started. If...
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Front Tires Wear on Inside Walls
If you are getting excessive inside wall tire wear you should have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic come to you and inspect the lower control arms for worn out lower ball joints or lower control arm inside bushings. Depending...
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I have a 95 dodge intrepid. I'm wondering if the control arm and assembly is what is connected to my strut.
Hi there. The struts on the front of your vehicle are attached to the lower control arm with a ball joint, a sway bar with sway bar extensions, the tie rod ends to your steering system, and the knuckle hub...
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Why is my van pulling to the right and steering wheel pointing left.
There are several possibilities, all of which would be evaluated in a suspension inspection conducted by a certified Mechanic. The simplest scenario is the wheel alignment is thrown off during the collision. From your description, of course the alignment is...
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How to remove the whole the rear control arm &hub unit
Hello thank you for writing in. These can be a stubborn and painful part to remove if they are caked with road grime or rusted. If necessary, you will want to clean off the area as well as possible before...
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Hit a curb, bent the axle?
Although the CV axle on the side that was hit, particularly the CV joints, could have been damaged in the collision, the damage you are seeing is more likely due to the control arm, strut, and steering knuckle getting pushed...
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How do I remove a control arm?
Hi there. You will need the following tools be for you start: Jack stands Wheel chocks Socket set (metric) Wrench set (metric) Hammer (may need it) Needle nose pliers Tire iron Place the vehicle on jack stands and...
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Hit curb. Control arm bent.
The best thing to do is to have a body shop with a frame straightness check machine to quote the repairs for your vehicle. If you have full coverage on your vehicle insurance then now would be a good time...
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I feel a thump anytime I hit the smallest dip in the road. I've been told that my control arm or tie end rod needs to be replaced.
Hi there. Raise up your vehicle and check the tie rod ends and the control arms and see if they are damaged or loose. Also check the strut tower and see if they are loose at the top of the...
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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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