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Old 01-11-2014, 05:49 PM   #1
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HOW TO : Rear Upper Control Arm

I have some free time so I decided to make a how to for you guys who want to do your own work.

Things used : 18mm Ratch Wrench, 19mm Ratch Wrench, 2 stands, Floor jack, Tire Blocks


1. Block tires, so the car doesn't roll back and kill you.
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2. Jack up both sides evenly
And high enough for you to crawl under.
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3. Roll jack under pumpkin just barely to not lift it , but support it from not moving when you remove the upper arm.
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4. With your wrenches , hold the bolt with the 18mm and undo the nut with the 19 Click image for larger version

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5. Do the exact same with the upper bolt and nut located above the exhaust in a Tight space. ( have patience )
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6. Remove the upper arm ,Click image for larger version

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7. Apply grease on the outside of the bushing on both sides, and the bushing on the pumpkin. ( diff )
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8. Install the bolt and nut on the top FIRST , 18mm for bolt and 19mm for nut.. I tighten them pretty good

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9. Once you look at the bottom hole, it's going to be off because the angle of the differential is off from the last position.
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10. Simply change the position of the jack to the back ( near driveshaft ) and jack it up until the hole is evenly matched with the new control arm.
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11. Install the new arm, and lower the car, and have a beer.
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Old 01-11-2014, 06:10 PM   #2
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Nice How-to!
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Thanks stray, I chose to use hand tools because I know everyone can't afford air tools or hand held impacts.
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Thanks soccer , I have MANY more coming, just need some time , and PARTS first haha
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