Installed the new control arm today and everything fit perfect and snug. Took it for a test drive, everything rides smooth, no weird noises or problems anymore. So this is definatly a great way and cheap way to replace ur old worn out control arms.
How to Remove the Control Arm
First you must remove the hub. To do this u need to remove the following:
Brake Caliper bracket (17mm), Rotor, ABS Speed sensor (12mm), Axle Nut (32mm), Sway bar end link (14mm), Tie Rod end (17mm), hub from the strut (17mm) and also break loose the ball joint nut before everything is off which makes life easier
Once the hub is removed u can start removing the control arm
U have one long bolt with a nut that is a 17mm that needs to be removed
Next u need to removed the U-shaped bracket. There are two 14mm nuts and two 17mm bolts
After the bracket it off u should be able to pull it right out.
Here is a better pic of everything that holds the control arm on
Reinstall the new one and ur done
Here is a good example of what u dont want u dont want it to look like. this is one of the old ones that was put on the car for the good ball joint to pass inspection but made all sorts of noise and this is why. The bushing was just sliding around cause the stub is all rusted away