A sway bar will be connected to the control arm.
Apr 12, Engine: Hi. I’m in the process of replacing the lower control arms on a Ram I have removed the nuts but I can’t seem to be able the remove the bushing bolts. I have tried to hammer them out and I have tried an impact. Nov 23, Jacked up the frame with stands with enough clearance from the ground. Remove tie rod and sway bar.
Loosen the nuts on the upper and lower ball joints but leave them connected. Jack up the lower arm make it snug then have at it with the spindle. I kept the lower arm level to the chassis and soak all the bolts/nuts EVERYthing with liquid shrubremoval.barted Reading Time: 8 mins.
If your particular model is equipped with a sway bar, disconnect it from the lower control arm. Secure the coil spring with a spring compressor and release the lower ball joint from the wheel/hub assembly using a ball stud loosening tool (see Resources).
Now you can release the lower control arm by removing the rear mounting bolts. Nov 27, Control Arm Removal.
1. Put on your safety glasses. 2. Use a breaker bar to loosen the wheel lug nuts. Do not remove the nuts completely at this time. 3. Safely raise and support the vehicle using a jack and jack stands. Chock the rear wheels and set the parking brake. 4. Remove the lug nuts by hand. Then remove the wheel and tire assembly. 5. 5. 6. Last. Your control arm, or"A" arm, connects your wheel spindle to the steering knuckle and chassis.
It includes your ball joint as well as bushings, which can both wear out over time. Most vehicles have both an upper and lower control arm. Bad control arm bushings or ball joints can cause steering wheel vibration or wandering steering.