How to Replace Front Lower Control Arm 03-08 Honda Pilot

How to Replace Front Lower Control Arm 03-08 Honda Pilot

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1A Auto shows you how to repair, install, fix, change or replace failing, rusted, rotted, or damaged front lower control arms. This video is applicable to the 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08 Honda Pilot.

🔧 List of tools used:
• 19mm Wrench
• 22mm Wrench
• 19mm Socket
• Ball Joint Press
• Dead Blow Hammer
• Wheel Lock Key
• Ratchet
• Torque Wrench
• Rust Penetrant
• Floor Jack
• Hammer
• Jack Stands

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bevo rob says:

just installed my new cv axles i ordered from you guys on my 2007 honda pilot, recieved them within 4 days and installed today. clicking is gone and im super happy i was able to get such a great price on them. while i was installing them i could see that my ball joints are shot so im gonna be ordering the control arms from you guys. watching this video, i feel confident to do it myself again. thanks for the video guys and i look forward to doing future businees with you.

John Doe says:

Any thoughts on reusing lower control arm bolts? Online I’ve read mixed thought on it but in the video he uses the old ones and doesn’t mention it

Kyle Grunert says:

This helped a bunch man. And I got the ball joint tool for $20 at Harbor Freight in my town after trying for 30 minutes to get ball joint out with a pickle fork and hammer.

sleepless247 says:

What a cringe fest lol

joel diaz says:

mechanic said my lower control arm bushing is cracked for my acura tsx (120, 000 miles). Car runs fine and no strange noise. Should I replace lower control arm? Or should I wait until I hear noise.
Will cost around $500 to replace here in NYC area. Does that seem about right

dmac74 Lacey says:

Could I save money and just to replace the bushings

Excomunicater says:

So, don't use new bolts then?

Big Red says:

You put the old bolts back in. Your directions say to use new hardware ?

Dana Egbert says:

Thanks for the video, however the lower control arm got the best of me. For some reason I cannot manipulate the ball joint making this a impossible task. Any advise?

JAps ay says:

Thanks!! I’m a mechanic now! Lol

John McCullough says:

Nice video!

Shawn Waldrop says:

Couldn't a manual separator (pickle fork) take the place of a ball joint press?

SalLovesChoad says:

Is an alignment needed after replacing the control arm?

chinablows says:

The key to the job is to install the new LCA in the order presented here. Do the rear bolt first, and attach the ball joint nut last. Otherwise, you won't be able to get everything to line up and bolts won't go in.

ForeignerPhan says:

The bolt which passes through the compliance bushing gets torqued to 83 ft lbs and the bushing in the front gets torqued to 69 ft lbs(like you said).

holyhyrax says:

When you put the ball joint back in using the jack stand, did you make sure that bolt is as far in as possible before putting that castle nut back on?

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