Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Belleville, ON, Canada
Front Lower control arm Replaced
We I just finished swapping out my right side control arm. The ball joint had some play although not visible from merely rocking the tire as many demonstrate. Movement was visible moving the wheel and metalic sound when the body went well up and down as in going over a speed bump.
Many prochures around including video's although from experience. The job required a lot more effort, time and struggling to get the old one out and getting the new one in. I know I spent at least 2hrs doing it since it was quit the struggle. I had no intention of having a mechanic do it and with do the left side as soon as I see some movement.
Turns out during this I noticed that my brake linings are near the end of life so I be at it again in a few weeks dropping in new pads.
With 80k on this now it looks like I slowing working through these pivot areas as expected. They'll all be perishing soon now.
If you are doing it you'll need a good assortment of tools and pry bars. I have an air gun which makes the bolt removal and tighten quick.
Jeep Compass 2009
4x4, 2.4L, CVT
heated seats, TPMS
General Altimax RT43 P225/65R17
Yellow Fog Lamps
CLASS III Curtis Hitch
SOLD @ 153,000km Oct. 2018 THE END !!
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
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