Lower Control Arm Replacement

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Lower Control Arm Replacement

Postby akley88 » Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:39 pm

Ok since i installed the new tires i can notice my aligment being off more. i had tried to get an alignment after the lift but was told i need new lower control arms due to the camber bolts being seized. as anyone done this replacement yet?


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Re: Lower Control Arm Replacement

Postby ShipFixer » Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:14 pm

akley88 wrote:Ok since i installed the new tires i can notice my aligment being off more. i had tried to get an alignment after the lift but was told i need new lower control arms due to the camber bolts being seized. as anyone done this replacement yet?
Lots of people. They're fortunately cheap enough it's easier to just buy new lower arms than try to replace the bushings...

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Postby akley88 » Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:34 pm

so this should be a easy weekend project

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Postby DanJetta » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:59 pm

I'd say the installation is pretty straightforward. Mine had to be cut out, though, which took the good part of a day.

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Postby mtcoastie » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:29 pm

I have replaced the LCA's twice now in the last year. One of the bolts took me about 2-3 hours to get out with an impact hammer. Installation is very straight forward, but it can be a PITA if you run into any snags.

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Postby NmexMAX » Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:12 am

Any reason why you needed to replace them so often?

This helped me.

http://www.thenewx.org/forum/showthread.php?t=22826

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Postby mtcoastie » Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:45 pm

I'm still trying to figure that out!

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Postby BigEz » Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:37 pm

This helped me.. Older thread: http://www.thenissanpath.com/viewtopic. ... 2969#32969

Added: you might try this as well. I was told the same thing, and a manual alignments seem to have worked. My method was similar to this: http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f26/ ... ols-28535/

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Postby NmexMAX » Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:51 am

OP, you doing front or rear LCA's?

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Postby akley88 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:28 pm

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Postby akley88 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:47 am

i am going to bump my old thread. cause after months of living with the bad alignment i decieded that i should finally fix it. so i finally order new lower control arms and will hopefully be able to get them in and aligned friday on my day off.

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Postby akley88 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:31 am

Looks like I will be cutting out a few bolts due to rust.

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Postby NmexMAX » Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:01 am

Titan swap time ???? :twisted:

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Postby akley88 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:21 am

NmexMAX wrote:Titan swap time ???? :twisted:
sears of all places was able to get everything back in alignment without needing to replace the lower arms. but i know for sure a titan front diff is in my future. after i pay off my cc i will slowly buy some more goodies for the next stage of the pathfinders life. more lift and bigger tires. then i will need more power.

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Re: Lower Control Arm Replacement

Postby ItsMeBraulio » Mon May 05, 2014 4:58 am

akley88 wrote:Ok since i installed the new tires i can notice my aligment being off more. i had tried to get an alignment after the lift but was told i need new lower control arms due to the camber bolts being seized. as anyone done this replacement yet?
I just finish my nightmare of a lift and they are pretty much very straight forward , cut your bolts rather than fighting them, your best bet is to follow the how to from the Xterra forum as everyone on here recommends buy all new control arms highly recommend and make sure to get Anti seize for your new bolts it will save your this problem in the future.


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