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Old 09-10-2012, 11:20 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by maloken View Post
Hello folks. I am new to the site and not very computer literate, so am having tons of trouble even asking a question here. I need to replace the control arm assembly as the bushing has seperated and is rubbing on the passenger rear. Anyone able to tell me what I will have to disconnect to do so? Will I need to compress the spring, or just let it hang?
Compress the control arm by putting the jack underneath it like I pictured. Try to remove the control arm bolt. Get a sawzall and if the lower control arm bolt won't come out, cut it off. Then release the jack slowly and the control arm will drop and release the spring.
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