Do the same thing with the outer ball joint.
Nov 03, BMW E46 CONTROL ARM BUSHING REPLACEMENT REMOVALi i i i i i d d ci ci ci Check Out Our Website: stumpclear.bar Jul 22, Unbolt FCAB, drop down back of arm.
Install one bolt back into the outer hole 1/2 way in. Get your biggest prybar (must be square shank). Place one end behind the bolt. Place the square shank onto the arm flat and make sure you are prying against the innermost (center) of the bushing. Front to aft pry.
Safely lift at least the front of the car 1.
Pry aft fairly hard and steadily. Not in pluses. Jan 07, Welcome to ShopLifeTV!Today I show you how to replace a control arm bushing and how to check if you need to replace it. Let me know if you have any questions. Jul 13, Pull the sensor off of the control arm and move it aside. If you don’t have an impact wrench, take an 18mm wrench and loosen the nut for the tie rod end ball joint.
If you remove the control arm first, the wheel assembly will move around while you try to break the nut, free. Aug 08, Slide the pickle fork over control arm and behind bushing.
Then tap the bushing off the control arm using a soft-faced hammer. The pickle fork drives the bushing from the center, leaving no part of the bushing behind. Large Image Extra-Large Image. Aug 09, Working at the rear of the front control arm, locate the fasteners.
The control arm bushing bolts to the top of the subframe. Remove the two 16mm control arm bushing fasteners (green arrows). Large Image Extra-Large Image. In this video, 1A Auto shows how to remove and replace a rotted, loose or clunking front lower control arm bushing. The video is applicable to the 01, 02, Aug 31, Use a 17mm socket to remove the two bolts that mount the bushing to the chassis.
Now the arm is only secured to the car by the inner ball joint.
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Use a screwdriver to pry the bushing off of the chassis if it doesn’t free up once the bolts are removed. Step 5: Remove the inner ball joint.