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Old 10-07-2010, 05:24 AM
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front upper control arm refurbish

hi all,.

im jebat from malaysia.,i want to share something here,.
but first of all..im sorry for my bad english,.
if anything wrong let me know ya!! cheers!!

i got problem wheel vibration when speed over 100kmh,.
and when hit small pothole got sound metal hit metal at front left side,,
so start checking for wheel bearing,.wheel bent and tyre,..
nothing wrong with that,.
check everything and i found out that the problem from is coming from front upper control arm,.

so start dismantle upper control arm,.
oh my god..ball joint totally loosen..and bushing already crack like hell..

so i go to spare part shop ask seller there for new control upper arm..
they said..rm 380 @ 100 usd for a new one..damm expensive..

so i just buy bushing from honda accord model.,sm4/sv4 model 92-97 model..
cost me around rm10@2.5 bucks.. i buy 2 bushing for 1 arm..and buy asahi brand ball joint..cost me around rm30.00@usd 8.00...
push out old bushing and ball joint..replace it with a new one..
assemble all part..go test...oh my god...big different.!!! no vibration..no sound like metal hit metal..
i plan to change new bushing and ball joint for a right upper control arm too...


here some pic that i take..



















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Re: front upper control arm refurbish

Good job! I will be doing this sometime soon, it's good to have pictures for reference.
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thanks bro!!! ;)
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Re: front upper control arm refurbish

Thanks for the idea of posting these pictures of your front upper control arm refurbish. I will also post mine maybe this week.
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Really awesome pictures of the work man. Thx!
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thanks for ur support friend :)
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Re: front upper control arm refurbish

Alot of people don't know enough to do that or don't have the tools. my autozone here carries a adjustable balljoint so after i replaced the bad ones i could adjust the camber.
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Re: front upper control arm refurbish

Wooow Very Usefull information here especially since upper control arms cost soo Damn Much Smh, Thanks A lot Bro
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