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Old 11-02-2010, 10:37 AM
mrmitch mrmitch is offline
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Default control arm bushing replacement

If I want to replace the control arm bushing(upper) can I loosen the ball joint to take the arm out and replace the same ball joint?

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Old 11-02-2010, 11:20 AM
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Default Re: control arm bushing replacement

In theory you could but I don't remember just seeing an upper ball joint by itself, only the whole control arm.
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Old 11-02-2010, 01:01 PM
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Default Re: control arm bushing replacement

i think u have to replace the whole arm cuz its one assembly and it comes with new ball joint in it with gease port
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Old 11-02-2010, 03:33 PM
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Default Re: control arm bushing replacement

upper arm is an assembly.
lower arm different story. you can prss out the old ball joint and press in a new one. not sure about the bushings on the lower.
Only replacements that come with grease ports (you supply the fitting) is moog.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:46 PM
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Default Re: control arm bushing replacement

I want to take the upper arm off only to replace the bushings. Can I reinstall the same arm and ball joint?
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:20 PM
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Default Re: control arm bushing replacement

I believe that it's a bonded bushing. Molded in there.
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:01 PM
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Default Re: control arm bushing replacement

I thought it was replaceable because it has a bolt running through it.
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