You will need to remove the lower ball joint in order to do the axle and have an alignment performed. So honestly, I would do everything at once rather than having to take it apart twice, and possibly damaging the ball joint in the new control arm.
In case you need it, I am adding the replacement procedures for both the lower control arm and axle.
There are 2 spots they want you to use a pressing tool. If you us a 20-ounce hammer or so and give the ball joint and tie rod end a good pop on the knuckle with nut still slightly threaded on it should break them both free without have to mess around with a puller.
Also, some aftermarket axles are junk and will cause a vibration and the bushings in aftermarket control arms don't last. I recommend using OEM or ride comfort and quality could suffer.
If you need any more info just let me know.
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Thursday, May 25th, 2023 AT 4:44 AM