Removing lower control arm

Tiny
LRDAYE
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  • 2002 CHRYSLER SEBRING
I am trying to remove the lower control arm (drivers) side and I am running into clearance problems with on one of the control bolts hitting the bottom end of the engine. I have pulled the front engine mount bolt and tried jacking the engine up but I am still need a 1/2 clearance to get the bolt out.

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Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 AT 9:20 AM

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Tiny
DOCFIXIT
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Have you removed stablizer


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/198357_Graphic_608.jpg


Remove control arm from crossmember


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/198357_Grafic_3_151.jpg


Then unbolt rear


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/198357_Grafic_4_36.jpg


is bolt 5 the one causing trouble? droping cross member will allow bolt to miss engine
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Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 AT 10:32 AM
Tiny
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Yes, bolt 5 is the problem. It is hitting the bottom of the transmission
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Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 AT 11:28 AM
Tiny
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Here is a picture of the bolt.....drop the cross member...this has turned into a big job !


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/570571_0908101134a_2.jpg

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Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 AT 11:48 AM
Tiny
DOCFIXIT
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Remove jack stand from crossmember remove bolt #2 in PIC 2 this will let crossmember to drop clearing trans.
Also may need to jack up trans use block of wood on jack saddle
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Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 AT 3:08 PM
Tiny
ABISAI ESPINOZA
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Hello I am new here, can anybody help me on this as well? I am running in to clearance problems as well, please any advice, thank you in advance.
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Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 AT 8:36 AM
Tiny
KEN
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Yes, you are to loosen the cradle bolts and support it using a jack because the engine is connected to it (heavy). Let us know what happens and please upload pictures or videos of the problem.

Cheers, Ken
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Friday, October 26th, 2018 AT 12:41 PM
Tiny
TANDRA223
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I have a 02 chrsyler sebring I just replace the lower ball joint wit the control ARM so now there a noise under the car sounds like something dragging. I pull the peace that I thought was the problem but that wasn't it please help me
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Friday, October 26th, 2018 AT 12:41 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Check control arm bushings and check stabalizer links.
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Friday, October 26th, 2018 AT 12:41 PM (Merged)

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