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Old 06-11-2019, 08:03 PM   #1
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Default Have to replace right front Lower Control Arm on 2016, anyone have any tips?

Slid into a curb and bent my control arm, It doesn't seem like a bad job but is there anything I need to know for first time? I am more worried about the ball joint being trouble
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Old 06-11-2019, 08:54 PM   #2
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Its easy. You won't have any issues. Just make sure you have a pry bar.
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:34 PM   #3
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Its easy. You won't have any issues. Just make sure you have a pry bar.
Sweet, do you happen to know if the OE arm comes with the bushings or anything?
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Old 06-11-2019, 10:43 PM   #4
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No idea but I just call the dealership and ask. I want to say they will.
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:37 AM   #5
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No idea but I just call the dealership and ask. I want to say they will.
If they're anything like toyota, no ball joints.. but hopefully subaru isnt the same.

as for level of dificulty for this job, I'd say its not hard at all...

just spray and let the ball joint to knuckle bolt soak.. I personally use brake fluid.. as I've found it to work wonders on stuff like that...
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If they're anything like toyota, no ball joints.. but hopefully subaru isnt the same.

as for level of dificulty for this job, I'd say its not hard at all...

just spray and let the ball joint to knuckle bolt soak.. I personally use brake fluid.. as I've found it to work wonders on stuff like that...
Got an email back from Subaru Parts Pro and they said the arm came with the bushings and ball joint. I ordered one already off ebay so hopefully it came with them as well, I'll keep it posted
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Make sure to tighten the bolts with the weight of the vehicle on the ground. If you tighten with no weight on the arms, you will prematurely ruin the bushings because they will be tweaked once the car is on the ground.
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Can confirm. The Lower Control Arm came with the bushings and ball joint
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Old 06-20-2019, 04:35 PM   #9
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My tip.. use a bottle jack to support the flange of the big bushing. the jack can hold it snug to the frame as you remove the bolts. withouth it, the flange will torque against the bolt and make it harder to turn the bolts. good luck. it's a great repair that makes the car handle a lot better. I've done both of mine at different times.
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Old 06-20-2019, 04:35 PM   #10
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Make sure to tighten the bolts with the weight of the vehicle on the ground. If you tighten with no weight on the arms, you will prematurely ruin the bushings because they will be tweaked once the car is on the ground.
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