Mechanics

REPLACEMENT OF UPPER CONTROL ARM

1997 Honda Accord

Suspension problem
1997 Honda Accord 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 167000 miles

Planning on replacing the control arms on my daughters
Honda and would like to know what is involved.

My son and I have a good amount of tools and experience with backyard auto repair, but as we have never done this we would appreciate some direction before we start.

Thanks
DK
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Dkon50
March 27, 2010.



Hi dkon50,

For control arms replacement, not much tools are required.

Here is a diagram of the suspension.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_FrontSuspension97AccordFig01_1.jpg



For lower control arm replacement, you need to disconnect the lower ball joint, strut rod, strut anchor, stabilizer bar links and the arm holding bolt.

KHLow2008
Mar 30, 2010.