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Changing Control Arm yourself–manuals and video tutorials

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Changing Control Arm: video tutorials

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    How to replace front lower arm on MAZDA 3 BK TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace front lower arm on TOYOTA RAV4 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace front lower arm on MERCEDES-BENZ 190 W201 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace front lower arm on VW GOLF 4 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace front lower arm on BMW X5 E53 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • How and when to replace Suspension arm rear and front RENAULT SCÉNIC II (JM0/1_): video tutorial
    How to replace front lower arm on RENAULT SCÉNIC 2 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace a front arm on VW PASSAT B6 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace front lower arm on FORD FIESTA 5 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • How to solve the problem with ALFA ROMEO rear and front Track control arm: video guide
    How to replace front lower arm on ALFA ROMEO 147 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • How to replace front suspension arm on HONDA CR-V 1 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
    How to replace front suspension arm on HONDA CR-V 1 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • How to replace front suspension arm on TOYOTA AVENSIS 2 t25 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
    How to replace front suspension arm on TOYOTA AVENSIS 2 t25 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • How to replace front suspension arm on BMW 5 E60 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
    How to replace front suspension arm on BMW 5 E60 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • How to replace front lower arm on OPEL ASTRA H TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
    How to replace front lower arm on OPEL ASTRA H TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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Common questions about replacing control arms

What are the signs of a faulty control arm?

In case of control arm failure, the vehicle may pull to one side. The wheels become misaligned. The tyres wear unevenly. The shock-absorbing properties of the suspension are impaired, which is especially noticeable when driving on poor quality roads. While driving, you can hear distinctive sounds: knocking, squeaking, or clicking. Oversteer or understeer can occur and there may be steering delay.

Is it dangerous to drive with a bad control arm?

A faulty arm causes poor handling, which negatively affects road safety. There is a high risk of skidding on slippery surfaces. A broken control arm poses a risk of excessive tilt of the wheel, which is very dangerous when driving at high speed, because you could lose control of the car completely.

Can I only replace one control arm?

You could change only the damaged control arm, but it’s recommended to replace these parts in pairs especially if they have been used for a long time. Even a control arm used for a short time may have different technical characteristics from those of the new component. In addition, the parts have approximately the same lifespan. Therefore, the failure of one usually means the other will break down soon.