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Old 07-03-2012, 04:59 PM   #1
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Post Changed Lower control arm bushings: DIY for you

Hi, I had my lower control arm bushing changed, payed 100$ + oil change.
I would have done if I could lift my car myself!

So if you have that opportunity (the lift) you can do it

This are the steps

I have three pictures while my car was up!

I have marked the bolts and screws with stars!

first set is three red stars (3 screws)
then continue on red stars bolts (4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11) be careful the aluminum protector will fall on you!!! hold it when you are about to unscrew 10 and 11 bolts.
Then you will see the bushings, left and write on the picture is new ones with only two bolts fastened on the body or frame(two other photos).

then you will see on the right side bolts (green stars 1,2) on the left side bushing two bolts (blue stars 1,2) undo them and proceed to taking off the bushings.

I bought the set of my bushings from bavarian auto sport, for 70$ with aluminum brackets.

If they are worn out you can pull them out with rotating and pulling them out, if it will be hard you can use WD-40 and some holding and squeezing tools.

then for easy putting them back, you can use a soap water, so easy to put them back on (the new ones)

After putting everything back, tight up the bolts and last three screws back, by back order!

And wallah, you are gonna have a new car!

Notice! I haven't changed my arms completely cause they were and still are in a good condition! (even dealer said to not replace them(believe it or not, but they said thing like that sometimes )

I hope this will help a little bit!
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Last edited by gavi; 07-03-2012 at 05:01 PM.
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