Lower Control Arms

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  1. Cthehentz

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    My new to me 2011 clanks a little when braking and I have determined it is the lower left control arm so I will just replace both control arms with factory rubber bushings not poly. Who has replaced the lowers in the garage and is there anything to look out for besides rusted bolts?
     
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    search for write ups and also watch a few youtube videos, this has been covered extensively.
     
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    My LCA bolts on both sides where completely seized. I had to cut them off and buy new bolts. So before you start, try to turn the bolts first and see if they move. Also get a spray paint can any color and spray around the bolts and washer so you know exactly where to place the washers while tightening the bolts after you install the new bushings, this way the camber alignment wont be so bad before you get a chance to do the alignment.
     
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    Thanks for the advice, I ordered the kit that includes bolts, full set of rotors/pads showed up the other day so I am close to getting ready for the carnage.
     
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    It is much more accurate to mark a line across the washer to the frame using a grease pencil/china marker or fat sharpie.

    If they are tight but will move, a high power impact wrench can make the difference as will soaking overnight with PBblaster or the old Kroil oil version
     

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