Lower control arm replacement

Tiny
EMS34JC
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  • 1998 NISSAN ALTIMA
Four cylinder front wheel drive manual 164,000 miles.

How difficult is it to replace the lower control arms?
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Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 AT 8:13 PM

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Tiny
ZACKMAN
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Not at all. After raising the vehicle and removing the wheel. Remove the nut to the ball joint. Remove the sway bar end link. Remove three bolts holding the control arm, and install is reverse.


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Monday, May 11th, 2009 AT 3:15 AM
Tiny
SEAN M
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Hello,

In order to replace the control arm fist, you will have to lift the vehicle and support it with jack stand.
It will be easier if you remove the wheel, it will allow easier access.
Remove the stabilizer connecting rod.
Remove the ball joint nut (should have a cotter pin that will have to be removed first)
The you should bale pry the ball joint loose.

Here is a helpful article:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/lower-control-arm-bushing-replacement

I have attached diagrams for your reference.

Please let me know of any questions.
Thank you.
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Sunday, October 3rd, 2021 AT 12:56 PM

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