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Old 06-12-2019, 11:51 PM
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Rear Control Arm 2003 TB has anyone replaced upper rear control arm? What should I expect? I see no nut for the front bolt through the frame to pre-lubricate prior to removal. My driver side upper rear control arm has rusted and broke completely in half near the front of the arm and could use any advice before I attempt to remove and replace
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Old 06-13-2019, 02:40 PM
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Jack up on axle not the frame for proper re-torque and put a jackstand on the axle as well.

Unless you have air suspension ? then its > Depressurize air 1st then detach air susp leveling link at the control arm.

Now pretty straight forward.
Why you don`t see a nut on the ouside of the frame rail.
The clip/nut is inside the frame rail.
Use a small inspection mirror in the hole (frame ) just rearward of the bolt and you will see it.

Its possible to spray it if you flex a pinpoint plastic straw/tube they usually pack with lubricants.

Remove wheel for access , then in order to use a socket you can either remove the plastic wheelhousing panel or
personally i would cut a small half moon shape to expose a straight shot to the bolt.

An airsaw or a sharp utility knife would be fine.
If the edges are a little ragged you can heat an old screwdriver tip and reform with a propane torch to soften the cut edge.


** Keep torch away from the plastic fuel tank of course! **

Reverse of removal.
Torque arm bolts to 97 lb. ft. ( 131 n.m. )
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Old 06-13-2019, 03:37 PM
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Thanks, I will look for the clip (no air assist)
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:15 PM
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The nut is integral to the clip so it should stay in place when loosened unless the rust worm has eaten it.
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