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05-07-2013 11:48 AM
gondorian I fixed mine, and I'll get to making a thread about it probably next week. PWGuy just send me a PM if you have any urgent questions or need any help.
05-07-2013 10:04 AM
PWGuy I'm looking for updates to this as well - same issue
11-16-2012 06:30 PM
gondorian Any updates? I have the exact some problem with my car right now.
09-02-2012 07:19 PM
gettingtheregreen just wanted to offer a follow up.
1. we are buying two new control arms from rockauto. cheaper to buy two from rockauto and pay for shipping to Canada than to buy even just 1 locally.
2. euro-bred is kind enough to sell us the bolts we need.
3. we are going on vacation for a week and a half and won't easily be able to replace the control arms before leaving so we needed to either borrow a car or come up with a temporary fix for our car. today we put together this fix in the photo below. keep in mind that the seized bolt is still in place and hasn't budged whatsoever. as you can see in the photo, we have sandwiched the bolt between two metal plates which are bolted together with 2 bolts, nuts, and washers. that seized bolt couldn't move even if it wanted to! (it probably wouldn't move anyway, since it is SEIZED! but we wanted to be just extra cautious)

Looks good?


08-30-2012 11:39 PM
Now534 Euro bred has a lot of them.

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08-30-2012 11:34 PM
euro-bred
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do I HAVE to go to a Ford dealership to get the adjuster bolts?
it would be nice if it just came with the control arm.
I have those bolts for sale. PM me if you're interested...

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Assuming the 2005 rear suspension is the same as 2000 - 2004 get the SVT rear lower control arm if one is needed. I am not sure if newer non SVT ones have ever been updated but it had extra enforcing in key sections that are known to have stress problems.
The 05 RLCAs are the same as 00-04. I've even seen an 08 with the same RLCAs so I'm assuming that they are the same all the way up to 2011... Most, if not all, aftermarket RLCAs are already reinforced just like the SVT. The 08 that I saw (at a junk yard) even had reinforced RLCAs and it didn't even have a sway bar.
08-30-2012 11:10 PM
Now534 Here in the states the bolt is a special order through Moog in the parts stores computers it has the Upper arm camber bolt which is to short.

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08-30-2012 06:56 PM
Magus2727 Assuming the 2005 rear suspension is the same as 2000 - 2004 get the SVT rear lower control arm if one is needed. I am not sure if newer non SVT ones have ever been updated but it had extra enforcing in key sections that are known to have stress problems.

Is the mechanic not able to back out the bolt?
08-30-2012 05:32 PM
gettingtheregreen do I HAVE to go to a Ford dealership to get the adjuster bolts?
it would be nice if it just came with the control arm.
08-30-2012 11:59 AM
gettingtheregreen I called the mechanic and asked him if he is familiar with mevotech. he said he has used their parts and has had no problems. he said they are one of the better after market brands. so that is comforting.
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