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Old 11-16-2012, 04:39 AM
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Well - the front control arm bushings have to be pressed in. The lower ball joints you have to take the brakes off and pound out the ball joint. It is a big job! The CV joint is easy since you have the front end all apart. I say it took my brother and I about 6 hours for both sides. We used the neigbors press for the control arm bushings. Their are small arrows on the control arm and the bushings must align to that mark or it will not work right when braking. Also, make sure that you put the new lower ball joints in the freezer so you can bolt them into position without a press.

You can buy the control arm complete with the bushing already pressed in but its more expense. I bought all my parts from, called them up and they are great folks to work with. Go with Lemforder are bilsten parts not the cheap stuff.
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