No, Loosen the tire bolts a bit, Jack it up by the frame so the wheel hangs, take off the tire. (Always use a jack stand for safety)
Spray the 4 nuts holding the the upper control arm bracket against the wheel well with a thin penatrating spray. Also spray the 2 bolts on both ends holding the control arm in place. Now go do something else for a while, Like change your oil or clean your interior. Spray the nuts and bolts again, it's been 16 years since they were installed. Go take in a show or take a mini vacation to the Azores. Spray them again. Use a half inch drive braker bar with a long extension to lossen the 4 control arm bracket bolts. You may have to use an impact driver if the breaker bar doesn't work. Loosen the 2 long bolts that hold the control arm in place. Now disassemble the hole mess. Reverse the process, take it for a spin, your front end play should be gone. Now go have a beer. Good luck, Eric J
You will know when the control arm bushing should be replaced by the way the vehicle drives. The back end will sway back and forth.
Should be able to, but they have to be pressed out/in. Many places that sell the bushings offer this service.
use airchisel to remove bushing then threaded rod with two big, thick washer to compress bushing . take socket to drive bushing in with maul and used some bearing grease to assist in install , dropping passenger side control arm makes it easier. what knuckles
Probably a control arm bushing, possibly a strut mount or stabilizer bar bushing. Mine was the control arm bushing, 2001 Windstar Sport pkg.
A control arm bushing is a pivoting/joint for mounting the control arm, it is made of rubber or urethane to reduce noise/vibration transmission to the chassis.
To mount the control arm, which needs a bushing to be isolated from the frame so that frame vibrations are not transmitted to the steering column.
burn rubber out and cut shell out of the arm bushing holefreeze new bushing in freezergrease hole welltap or press new bushing into arm bushing hole
The controll arm bushing is right next to the ball joint u can look at it an if it seems to be warn or falling apart then it needs replaced....i think its like 10 dollars for the bushing kit at auto zone its a easy fix.
Saturn S series vehicles do not use a Strut arm... nor do they have a Strut arm bushing. I'm assuming your referring to the sway bar bushing in the center of the lower control arm. This bushing is not serviceable alone, the replacement of the entire lower control arm is needed if the bushing has failed.
I am having the same problem and it turns out to be that the bushing in the control arm to the frame is shot. The control arm is not suppose to move at all. This will also cause tire wear. You can actually replace the bushing at an inexpensive cost however, if you try to buy the bushing kit from the Saturn dealer, they will tell you that you have to replace the control arm. That is very expensive. By the way , you need a press to replace the bushing.
the ball joint needs replaced
The bushing acts as a hinged dampener to cushion the suspension and provide a more manageable and quiet ride.
the lower control arms on a 1998 Malibu , are as follows the control arms to frame (front bushing) 45 ftlbs and (rear bushing) is 74 ftlbs....this is strait from gm service
Not at all. A control arm bushing is a suspension part that is just a rubber or polyurethane insulator that allows your vehicle to feel smoother and quieter on bumps in the road. Your ABS system is composed of sensors, brakes and an electronic control system.
Its a rubber piece that holds the control arm to the frame of the vehicle it is round like the control arm to allow the arm to flex. (The control arm holds the wheel to the frame and uses the control arm bushing to flex over bumps while holding the wheel vertically and keeps your tires wearing properly).
The radius arm is part of the front suspension - connecting from the control arm to the frame. The bushing is at the end that connects to the frame.See "Related Questions" below dealing with the Windstar control arm.
The lower control arm bushing would be located at the inner pivot point where the lower control arm is mounted to the frame/crossmember. Depending on your vehicle it could have one or two bushings. The outer pivot point would be your lower ball joint.
probably or there part of the same piece ....normally there's multiple bushings on a lower control arm ...i guess it just depends on the vehicle and its probably easier to replace the whole arm rather then individual bushings.
They are not if you have a press...
Check front end for play.
Control arm bushings are designed to allow for free movement with minimal resistance. They must be lubricated periodically with grease.
Because they are very flimsy. It will be the side closest to the kerb which needs replacing as it is subject to more wear.
First you have to jack the car take off the wheel then remove the brake caliper then remove the sway bar bushing ,then remove the lower ball joint from the shock then remove the bolt that holds the lower control arm in . one towards the front and one towards the back . then remove the control arm . press out the old bushing and press in a new one then revers the procedure.