Ford Aerostar Control Arm Assembly Replacement at your home or office.

Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Estimate price near me

Service Location

Customer Ratings

(32)

Included for free with this service

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Customer Ratings

(32)

Control Arm Assembly Replacement Service

How much does a Control Arm Assembly Replacement cost?

On average, the cost for a Ford Aerostar Control Arm Assembly Replacement is $214 with $119 for parts and $95 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1993 Ford AerostarV6-3.0LService typeControl Arm Assembly - Front Lower Left ReplacementEstimate$558.93Shop/Dealer Price$679.92 - $1020.37
1996 Ford AerostarV6-4.0LService typeControl Arm Assembly - Rear Upper Left ReplacementEstimate$409.79Shop/Dealer Price$498.51 - $742.12
1993 Ford AerostarV6-4.0LService typeControl Arm Assembly - Rear Lower Left ReplacementEstimate$1441.43Shop/Dealer Price$1788.06 - $2805.40
1997 Ford AerostarV6-4.0LService typeControl Arm Assembly - Front Lower Right ReplacementEstimate$746.05Shop/Dealer Price$918.81 - $1414.60
1995 Ford AerostarV6-4.0LService typeControl Arm Assembly - Front Upper Right ReplacementEstimate$571.80Shop/Dealer Price$681.83 - $957.76
1992 Ford AerostarV6-3.0LService typeControl Arm Assembly - Front Upper Left ReplacementEstimate$569.58Shop/Dealer Price$677.64 - $945.50
1994 Ford AerostarV6-3.0LService typeControl Arm Assembly - Front Lower Left ReplacementEstimate$543.93Shop/Dealer Price$664.80 - $1005.16
1996 Ford AerostarV6-3.0LService typeControl Arm Assembly - Front Upper Right ReplacementEstimate$574.84Shop/Dealer Price$687.59 - $977.38
Show example Ford Aerostar Control Arm Assembly Replacement prices

What is a control arm and how does it work?

A control arm is a suspension component, usually made of heavy gauge steel or aluminum, that links the steering knuckle in the front — or axle carrier in the rear — to the frame of the vehicle. Many vehicles have upper and lower control arms. The inboard link(s) of the arm securely bolt to the frame of the vehicle through rubber bushings, while the outboard link of the control arm connects to the steering knuckle through a ball joint; all of which allow the control of the up and down movement of the steering knuckle or axle carrier. This minimizes the transmission of shock and vibration to the vehicle’s body.

When to consider replacing a control arm:

The structural portion of the control arm can last the life of the vehicle — except for cases of corrosion or crash damage. However, the rubber bushings and the ball joint in a control arm have a limited life. A mechanic should investigate if you notice:

  • Wheel alignment difficulties. Should the bushings, or the ball joint, in a control arm be worn, it will be impossible to properly align the vehicle. The worn components, or the entire arm, must be replaced.
  • Vehicle won’t track straight or pulls to one side. A car will not track straight and may require constant steering correction if there is a worn, bent, or loose control arm.
  • Clunking or squeaking noise. A loose control arm, or a control arm with dried out, rotted, or loose bushings, may move enough to cause detectable noise from the suspension as you go over bumps in the road.
  • Vehicle pulls to one side only when braking. Worn bushings or ball joints can allow control arm to shift when braking, causing the vehicle to pull to one side. Although, this could also be caused by brake calipers.

How do mechanics replace a control arm?

  • The vehicle is raised and supported on steel jack stands, and the wheel and tire assembly is removed.
  • Stabilizer bar links are detached from the control arm, if applicable. ABS wiring to the wheel speed sensor, if routed along the arm, is disconnected.
  • Control arm mounting bolts are detached from the frame and from the axle carrier if the control arm is in the rear.
  • For front control arms connected to the steering knuckle via a ball joint, the nut is removed from the ball joint stud and the stud is pushed through the steering knuckle to free the arm.
  • The arm is lowered from the vehicle and examined by the mechanic to confirm that the noise, or other problem, actually originated from a defect in the arm.
  • The new arm is installed using new mounting bolts if required by the service manual. In many cases, the fasteners must be tightened with the vehicle weight on the suspension in order to ensure the bushings are in a neutral, or resting, position.
  • The vehicle is lowered and road tested to confirm the problem is resolved. Replacing a control arm will change the vehicle alignment settings and the mechanic will refer you to a professional alignment shop to have the vehicle alignment set to factory specifications.

Is it safe to drive with a control arm problem?

No. If the car wanders on the road, pulls to one side, or noise from the suspension is loud, you need to schedule repair right away. Should the problem be limited to low levels of noise, such as clunking or squeaking, continued use of the car is reasonable until you can schedule a repair. Should the control arms be damaged as a result of a collision, it would be unsafe to drive the car until it is repaired.

When replacing a control arm keep in mind:

  • The number of control arm types vary from vehicle to vehicle depending on the design of the vehicle suspension.
  • Control arms should be replaced in pairs — arms on both sides of a front or rear axle — if the reason for replacement is worn control arm bushings or a worn ball joint.
  • All other suspension components should be inspected when control arms are replaced because looseness, damage, or excessive wear in other parts of the suspension system will make it impossible to perform a wheel alignment after the control arms are replaced.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Meet some of our expert Ford mechanics

Real customer reviews from Ford owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(32)

Rating Summary
30
1
0
0
1
30
1
0
0
1

Patrick

32 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
32 years of experience
Ford Aerostar V6-3.0L - Check Engine Light is on - Las Vegas, Nevada
Excellent

James

31 years of experience
684 reviews
James
31 years of experience
Ford Aerostar V6-4.0L - Window is not working - Anaheim, California
Great work, as always!

Michael

38 years of experience
135 reviews
Michael
38 years of experience
Ford Aerostar V6-4.0L - Stabilizer Bar Links Replacement (Front) - Anaheim, California
Goes above and beyond in service. Michael understands how much I depend one my only car. I trust him to find the problem and fix it the first time.

Michael

25 years of experience
187 reviews
Michael
25 years of experience
Ford Aerostar V6-4.0L - Spark Plugs - Las Vegas, Nevada
Michael did an excellent job on our Ford Aerostar, which now runs like new!

Excellent Rating

(32)

Rating Summary
30
1
0
0
1
30
1
0
0
1
Number of Ford Aerostar services completed
352+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Ford MECHANICS
1700+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

How Long Does a Door Lock Cylinder Last?
We We don't usually think about our door lock. It's just a part on our car that we expect to work at all times, so we can safely lock up our vehicle and the belongings we keep inside. Of course...
How to Replace a Headliner
As As your car ages, there is probably nothing more annoying than a sagging headliner. But a vehicle doesn’t necessarily have to be old for the ceiling fabric and foam to start to deteriorate. Faulty headliner installations are a problem...
Top 10 Cities for Sports Car Owners
You can get more bang for your buck driving your luxury sports car in these cities. Oklahoma City has affordable gas and an open track to drive on.

where is the coolant temperature sensor located 2002 mercury sable

Hi there. The coolant temperature sensor (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/coolant-temperature-switch-sensor-replacement) on most Ford (Mercury is a Ford product) V-6 engines is located on the intake manifold, front of the motor and next to the primary coolant hose. If you don't have one currently,...

My boyfriend's truck dies any time he or anyone else let's off the gas. What could this be?

This may be related to a number of different things, but depending on the year, make and model of the truck it could be related to a faulty throttle position sensor or a dirty or faulty idle air control valve....

2010 mazda 5 blower motor replacement steps

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com