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Old 9th July 2009
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Exclamation 9-3 Lower Control Arm replacement

Hello! I used to do some minor repairs on my old VWs, Hondas, etc. Would I be insane for trying to replace the lower control arm on my 1999 9-3? Does EVERYTHING have to be taken apart to get these simple looking straight rods in place?

Thanks for any help/advice you can offer!!
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Nope, just loosen up wher they meet the stanchion arm and undo where the sway bar meets them. Besides the obvios bolts holding them in.

You will probably need the car a good distance off the ground to really get at it.

http://photo.platonoff.com/Auto/

http://photo.platonoff.com/Auto/2007...0_Control_Arm/
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WOW! Thank you!!! The hacksaw scares the hell out of me -- maybe I won't need to use that, since I found a NEW control arm for $70 online?

The pictures are very helpful!!!

-David
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while you're down there - replace both. you're gonna have to do it anyway.
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The hacksaw is just to replace the stock bushings with the aftermarket polyeurothane ones.

It is just a remove and replace if you aren't upgrading the bushings.

What brand for $90?
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